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Lisa Newburger, LISW-S
Lisa Newburger, a master's level social worker supervisor, helps audiences find humor in talking about tough topics. Her "in-your-face" style of presentations and writing will make you smile or just shock you into taking some action. Either way, she is very effective at empowering others to reach their goals and feel better about themselves. Her entertaining workshops are available for national and international audiences. Writing for the dental industry since 2010, she uses an alterego (Diana Directive) to illustrate her points in a sarcastic but effective way. Presentations can be scheduled by contacting Lisa at www.discussdirectives.com/dental.html.
Do you love your job?
Do you love your job?
While it’s easy to focus on the negative, sometimes we need a reminder of the great aspects of our job.
How to handle rebellious employees
How to handle rebellious employees
While we all strive to create a healthy work environment, sometimes problems still arise.
How to handle sexual harassment in the dental practice
How to handle sexual harassment in the dental practice
In the wake of the #MeToo movement, it's important to remind women, including those in the dental industry, that they're not alone.
Do you know how to communicate effectively?
Do you know how to communicate effectively?
Learning how to communicate effectively with patients — and your boss — can make all the difference in the dental office.
The secret to networking
The secret to networking
Networking isn't about what others can do for you, but what you can do for other people.
Is new employee onboarding really necessary?
Is new employee onboarding really necessary?
While some practices set up new hires for long-term success, others make them hit the floor running.
Should you go to work if you’re sick?
Should you go to work if you’re sick?
With only so many sick days to go around, more employees are heading to the office when they’re ill.
Lessons learned from applying to work at a dental school
Lessons learned from applying to work at a dental school
Why interviewing for this position was a sobering experience.
Why you need to support your co-workers
Why you need to support your co-workers
Do you strive to make your office a supportive environment, or are you just looking out for your personal interests?
How to deal with lazy employees
How to deal with lazy employees
The reason your staff members aren't motivated to work may surprise you.