Mr. Levy stressed that writing is a reflection of the author and so it is imperative to cultivate good writing skills. He targeted the ability to write persuasively and concisely as essential to a good writer. This takes practice! Mr. Levy recommended the The Declaration of Independence and President Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address as excellent examples of well-written documents that are both persuasive and concise.
Mr. Levy also touched on the importance of excellent written and oral communication skills in the workplace. When questioned about why good grammar and spelling matter, he pointed out that a résumé that lacked those two qualities would not be taken seriously.
Finally, Mr. Levy spoke about how he uses his blog, entitled “Running a Hospital”, as a management tool to effect change within his organization and beyond. He showed statistics proving that the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, health insurance corporations, and other hospitals, who are BIDMC’s competitors, are regularly reading his blog. Please visit Mr. Levy’s blog at http://runningahospital.blogspot.com.
Please join us
for our next event in the Library writing series: a panel of English faculty discussing approaches to writing in the Humanities
Thursday, April 8 at 4:30 PM
in the Janet M. Daley Library Lecture Hall (LLH).
This series is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.