Are you an Intentional Leader? Linear or Non-Linear Thinker?

Are you a Linear or Non-Linear Thinker? Last article we discussed the value of specific and diffuse conversations. This article we examine a related topic of linear and non-linear thinking. Have you ever heard somebody comment that so-and-so is a “linear thinker?” Or, somebody might proudly say, “I am a non-linear thinker.” What do they […]

Trust but verify

“Trust but Verify” This phrase was a favorite saying of Ronald Reagan, made popular during his dealings with the Soviet Union. He was quoting Felix Dzerzhinsky, one of the architects of the Soviet Secret Police. Ronald Reagan was someone I found very trustworthy. Trust. Everyone wants to be trusted. Most of us begin the day expecting to […]

Dental Mentoring Equals Dental Outreach

It seems to me that part of the continuing attempt to refresh and recharge our enjoyment of practice is the chance to be a mentor. In these times, there is an obvious decrease in the ability to sit back and enjoy the practice of dentistry and medicine. Interference from many sources, stress of compliance, making […]

Clinical Excellence = Business Success? My story.

I worry about dental students, new graduates, and those in their early years of practice. Are they as naïve nowadays as was I a few decades ago?  I hope not, but chances are that many will have difficulty finding their way in the first few years (perhaps much longer) for lack of business knowhow.  I […]

Living and Leading with Intention

When we choose our intentions and are mindful, we achieve clarity of purpose. We are clear on what matters most to us, on what we value. Do you have a written vision statement or intention for: Your practice? Your role in your practice? Your relationship with your staff? Your relationships with your clients, suppliers, investors, […]