The Productive Dentist Podcast
The Productive Dentist Podcast
The Productive Dentist Podcast features Dr. Bruce B. Baird, America's Most Productive Dentist, as he shares the wisdom and knowledge he's gained in 30+ years of dentistry to help dentists become more productive and live better lives.
Productive Dentist Podcast

Episode 114 – Hiring the Perfect Team

Episode 114 – Hiring the Perfect Team

1/10/2022 2:56:28 PM   |   Comments: 0   |   Views: 27

“There is no perfect team. Perfection is limited to a dream.” ~Dr. Bruce B. Baird

There is no perfect team. Perfection is limited to a dream. While I used to think that all my problems could be fixed if I had the perfect people to make up my perfect team, now that I’m wiser than I used to be, perfection is not something that I measure people on. 

What I measure people on is are they someone who is guided by the right things? Do they want to be the best at what they do? It’s so much more important to me that someone has the care and drive to be the best, than for them to be the image of perfection I have in my head. 

But it took me a while to learn that. I’ll be honest, I had a lot of failures in hiring. During my first 5-10 years – when I was the worst boss in the world – I had some really bad criteria. Were they really good looking? Great! They’re hired. As you can imagine, that didn’t always work out well. 

In fact, I hired this one gal and she only lasted a week because she was caught smoking weed in the bathroom. And she was only one of many stories I could tell about how I wasn’t hiring the right people for my dream team. 

I’m going to shift past my bad boss days, and jump into what I did when my interviewing and hiring really turned around. I’ve had a lot of people tell me I had the perfect team. In some ways, that’s true. My team was fantastic! But they weren’t perfect. They were dedicated; they were the right people, in the right jobs, working with other people who shared their same care and dedication. 

Today, I’m going to share some of my perspective about dental teams and how I hired the right people, including: 

  • What is the “right team”
  • How I leveraged the power of my current team when hiring team
  • How to measure the true success of your team (beyond the numbers)

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