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Posted 5/4/2017 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 7
How Business Owners Make a Major Comeback after a Setback
Let's face it. It sucks when we getcaught unexpectedly in a downpour; especially if that downpour concerns our business. Lost of a major client, negative feedback from customers on product or service offerings, sudden exit of leading team members or vendors, are a few examples of an unexpected...  Read More
Your Second (and Vital) Layer of Leadership as a Dentrepreneur®?
“How am I doing as a leader? The answer is how are the people you lead doing. Do they learn…? Do they manage conflict? Do they initiate change? Are they growing and getting promoted?…When you’re confused as to how you’re doing as a leader, find out how the people you...  Read More
The One Leadership Trait That Can Revive Your Dental Group Culture
“The price of greatness is responsibility.” Sir Winston Churchill There’s a way to consistently build your dental group culture. If it’s part of your leadership DNA and your team member’s you thrive and if it’s lacking you will struggle to maintain...  Read More
Diagnosing the Dysfunctions of Your Dental Group Culture
Is “culture” everything? Depends. For your dental group culture the key word is “group.” It’s essential that your dentrepreneurial culture - team by team - is aligned for service. Bottom line: your dental group exists to serve your patients. Do that exceptionally...  Read More
Posted 2/24/2017 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 10
Entrepreneur Tip # 52 What To Do When I Realize I Am Not A Good Manager
As an entrepreneur with a growing business, we soon discover that one of the most challenging hats we must wear is the “manage your team” hat. This is often because we may not have the experience orskill setrequired to successfully manage people. Management is so much more than hiring a...  Read More
Posted 2/24/2017 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 13
Entrepreneur Tip #51 – How to Hire to Increase Profitability
As anentrepreneur, we are often forced to make some tough decisions to balance our human resource needs and our budget. Frequently, we operate with less personnelthan we need due to this dilemma. However, a successful entrepreneur realizes that she cannot succeed alone. That is why it is critical...  Read More
Three Creative Boosts to Propel You Through the Challenges of Launching and Building Your Dental Group
“Tolerance for failure is a very specific part of the excellent company culture - and that lesson comes directly from the top. Champions have to make lots of tries and consequently suffer some failures or the organization won’t learn.” Thomas J. Peters and Robert H. Waterman...  Read More
Why Working “On” Your Business is a Fundamental for Dental Group Success
“The problem isn’t your business. The problem is you. It’s always been you and will always be you until you change. Until you change your perspective about what a business is and how it works. Until you begin to think about your business in a totally new way. Business is...  Read More
How to Set the Culture-“Temperature” for Your Dental Group
“Every organization needs at least one thermostat. These are the leaders who can create change in response to the outside world, and do it consistently over time.” Seth Godin1 Change causes one of two responses. Depending on how you deal with it you’re either a thermometer or...  Read More
The Three Skills of a Full Capacity Leader-Dentist That “Fly” a Scaleable Culture
“…pilots fly the airplane, they don’t make the airplane fly.” 1 Consider the implications of those words. I believe you would you agree that pilots are necessary for the functional capability of an aircraft. Of course, they’re the hands-on essential for guiding...  Read More
How to GROW Your Dental Group Through the Minefield of Change and Chaos
“Retain faith that you will prevail in the end, regardless of the difficulties. AND at the same time…confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.” - Jim Collins, Good to Great-Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t...  Read More
GROW Your Dental Group Into a Want-To Rather Than Have-To Culture
“Leadership is creating an environment in which people want to be part of the organization and not just work for the organization. Leadership creates an environment that makes people want to, rather than have to, do. It is a business imperative to create that environment.” - Horst...  Read More
The Four Leadership Values that GROW Your Dental Group Into Service Provider Champions
“In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” - Albert Schweitzer 1 Self-made? You hear those words used...  Read More
Posted 9/13/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 27
Entrepreneur Tip #50 - How Do I Build My Team?
One day it happens. You take on a large project or client and you need to build a team. In the past you were able to get by with support from family and friends or perhaps someone you knew or where referred to who had a few hours to spare. In many cases, you limped along with individuals who were...  Read More
Three Ways You Can Eliminate 99% of the HR Headaches in Your Dental Group
“The right people don’t need to be tightly managed or fired up; they will be self-motivated by the inner drive to produce the best results and to be part of creating something great. …Great vision without great people is irrelevant.” - Jim Collins It’s not like...  Read More
Posted 8/8/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 26
Entrepreneur Tip # 48 How Volunteering Can Reward A Savvy Entrepreneur
Many entrepreneurs are involved in outside organizations that support causes near and dear to their hearts. In fact, once you are recognized as an individual with strong ethics and entrepreneurial skills, you may be approached to volunteer for an event, join a committee, and perhaps become a board...  Read More
Posted 8/1/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 32
Entrepreneur Tip #47 Appearances Do Matter
Recently, I attended a business networking event where I could not help but notice the attire of the woman sitting next to me and wonder what was on her mind when she dressed for this event. Now, do not get me wrong, I usually do not wear the “typical” business attire. At that event, I...  Read More
Posted 6/24/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 38
Entrepreneur Tip #45 How to Recover from a Major Meltdown
Recently, I had a major meltdown. Many that know me would say, “Not Donna.” Yes, this meltdown even prompted my family to stay clear of me and my real crocodile tears. Many of you also know that not much rattles me. As a liver transplant patient in February 2007 with a life-altering...  Read More
Keeping the “Soul” in Your Dental Group
“Henry Ford was a genius when it came to automobiles and the methods of mass production, but I believe his understanding of the worker was limited when he asked, ‘Why is it that I always get the whole person, when what I really want is a pair of hands?’”...  Read More
Why It Could Be Time to Change “Hats” and the New Roles Stand-Out Dentists are Choosing
Good leaders reflexively know what environment they’re in. Consider it your role-awareness or more practically knowing what “hat” you’re wearing. The “hats” you wear as a dentist change. As a Dentrepreneur®? you’ll learn to recognize your power to...  Read More
The 3 Leadership Practices of Dentrepreneurs®? Who Shake-Things-Up for the Good of Their Patients and Organization
”Leadership is a set of processes that creates organizations in the first place or adapts them to significantly changing circumstances. Leadership defines what the future should look like, aligns people with that vision, and inspires them to make it happen despite the obstacles.” -...  Read More
How to Make the Transition from Solo Clinician to Dentrepreneurial CEO
“Unum, the insurance company, ran an ad some years ago showing a powerful grizzly bear in the middle of a roaring stream, with his neck extended to the limit, jaws wide open, teeth flaring. The bear was about to clamp on to an unsuspecting airborne salmon jumping upstream. The headline read:...  Read More
4 Strategies that Expand Your Leadership Capacity as a Dentrepreneur®
“Horses wear blinders so they can run their own race. Run your own race!” - Carrie Wilkerson “Running” provides a useful analogy for leadership. It makes sense because there’s an aspect of endurance and (healthy) competitiveness to it. Endurance these days would...  Read More
3 Dentrepreneurial Realities that Sustain Your Relevance in the Brave New World of Dentistry
One thing can define your journey as a Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®?. It has to do with staying relevant, according to . Your relevance in dentistry must include a new mindset. And the essence of it might surprise you. Being a Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®? comes with a...  Read More
Posted 4/14/2016 by Dpamdjk in TIPS for ENTREPRENEURS!   |  Comments: 0  |   Views: 47
Entrepreneur Tip #37: Do I Need To Give Myself Permission to Thrive?
Have you ever abandoned an ambitious goal because you felt you were not worthy or perhaps you were fearful of taking the necessary steps? You may desire to experience a certain type of lifestyle, accomplish something that has personal meaning, or simply to prioritize your own needs more than you do...  Read More
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