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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 momentum. Your...  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 and...  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 Jr.,...  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 both an...  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 a...  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 the...  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 1 Jim...  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 frequently. ...  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 you...  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?’” 1 Ford’s...  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 certain...  Read More
Deciding Your Compelling W.H.Y. And How It Drives Your Future as a Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®
“All enterprises or projects, big or small, begin in the mind’s eye; they begin with imagination and with the belief that what’s merely an image can one day be made real.” - James M. Kouzas and Barry Z. Posner, The Leadership Challenge1 “The art of leadership is...  Read More
The 4 Functions of a Dentrepreneur®-Leader When You’ve Expanded Your Dental Enterprise
“For a long time, I believed the old leadership paradigm that told me that my job was to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. I saw my organization functioning like a herd of buffalo. …Buffalo are absolutely loyal followers of one leader. They do whatever the leader wants...  Read More
The Due Diligence Mindset for Growing and Expanding Your Dental Enterprise as a Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®?
“There is an old story of a poor but righteous man who prayed every day and ended his prayer with the plea, ‘Lord, please let me win the lottery!’ He never won. One day, toward the end of his life, he changed the end of his prayers by asking, ‘Lord, what must I do to win the...  Read More
How to Be a Team Building Catalyst as Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®?
The words “high performance” attached to something can sound cliche. Though in fairness it’s a vital image you must ingrain in your consciousness as a Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®?. Think of your acquired or expanding dental enterprise as a high-performance (habits are...  Read More
The “Homework” a Dentrepreneur® Must Do When Acquiring or Expanding
“Above all, success in business requires two things: a winning competitive strategy, and superb organizational execution. Distrust is the enemy of both.” - Robert Shaw (Source: Stephen M. R. Covey, The Speed of Trust, p20-21) Success rises to meet you at the point of your...  Read More
Dentrepreneur Mindset: What Energy Management Can Do for Yours
“Leaders are the stewards of organizational energy - … They inspire or demoralize others first by how effectively they manage their own energy and next by how well they mobilize, focus, invest, and renew the collective energy of those they lead.” Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz, The...  Read More
How to Recover Your Momentum as a Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®
A rocket launched by NASA uses up a large portion of its total fuel just to escape the gravitational pull of the Earth. Once it’s beyond Earth’s gravity it can virtually coast through space for the remainder of its journey. That’s momentum! The same applies in business - even the...  Read More
3 Core Values of a Sustainable Dentrepreneurial Organization
“The ascent of Everest was not the work of one day, nor even of those few unforgettable weeks in which we climbed…It is, in fact a tale of sustained and tenacious endeavor by many, over a long period of time.” - Sir John Hunt, Scaled Mount Everest in 1953 (Source: Jack...  Read More
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