Moving to the Right – Your Dental Journey

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I got a day off today and I sat down and thought about how I’ve ‘reinvented’ myself many times over the past 15 years. Whether it’s as a dental educator or as a practicing dentist.These days when I speak it’s not so much about clinical techniques, but more about your journey. We go through 3 […]

Caution: Falling Axioms

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With a background in advertising, I am keenly aware of the influence that engaging and colorful words can have on the acceptance of an idea. However, I had not connected this with the business axioms that are so often embraced without challenge. Axioms are “statements or propositions regarded as being established, accepted or self-evidently true.” […]

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

Linear or Non-Linear Thinking

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 […]

Are you Specific or Diffuse?

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Different people tend to speak with different levels of specificity. Over this past Super Bowl, somebody commented, “I like watching the Super Bowl for its commercials.” This is a statement of personal preference with some broad judgment intended. It is unlikely that somebody would disagree with the intended judgment since it is stated as a […]

What’s Your “I Have a Dream” Speech?

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream Speech” serves as a powerful example of how we can inspire ourselves and other to effect profound change and be our highest vision of ourselves as individuals and as organizations.   He focused on what he wanted, not what he didn’t want.   What I feel and […]