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How Strong Is Your Team?

Having a strong team is directly proportional to how successful you are. You may consider yourself to be the best clinical dentist in the state, but if you don’t have a team who supports you, no one will ever know that. So, how do you know if you have the right players in your office? Here are three questions to …

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Closing One Year and Starting Another (Part Three)

This month’s blog post concludes a three-part series I began two months ago about business leadership and analytics. Part 1 focused on making time to evaluate your business performance for the year end and comparing it with the previous years’. Part 2 shifted to direction: What is the direction of your business? Is it in line with your business goals? …

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Closing One Year and Starting Another (Part Two)

In the first part of my blog post series, I focused on practice evaluation. My post provided ideas and methods that you can quickly and simply implement to evaluate your progress at the end of the business year. This blog post will be about direction. Direction is simply the creation of new goals while also staying in line toward the …

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Closing One Year and Starting Another (Part One)

I am not sure about you, but the months of December and January can be a stressful time for a business owner. It’s a time when we must truly analyze our business, determine if we are providing bonuses, and start planning for the next year — and with a positive holiday disposition. In this and the following two blog posts, …

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5 Ways to Become a More Proactive Leader

Let’s face it: Owning a business has many challenges. Throughout the years, I have found that attaining the right skills to become a strong leader is at the top of that list. How you carry yourself in your office will be mirrored by your team and ultimately will become the image of your practice. This idea may be a hard …

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3 Steps for Providing Effective Feedback to Your Team

Providing effective feedback to a dental team is critical to running a successful practice. Without clear communication, people can easily misunderstand or misinterpret your intentions. When you want to provide someone in your office with positive or negative feedback, you should remember that the goal is to provide that individual with constructive information to help them improve on some level. …