A study was published in 2010 by Green Peak Partners and Cornell’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations2. The study examined 72 executives at public and private companies with revenues from $50 million to $5 billion. The research studied a number of executive interpersonal traits. It was found that the element of self-awareness was a highly significant trait associated with leadership success. In fact, the higher level of self-awareness, the higher level of leadership success.
Practice Mobilizer is a free secure app from Sikka Software that allows dentists to monitor their schedule, communicate with patients and track financial and clinical data using their Android or iOS mobile devices.
Stress is so prevalent for practice owners and teams, you may think it’s an unavoidable occupational hazard. In fact, though it can’t be eliminated completely—there will always be “challenging” days at the office—you can radically reduce stress and the negative feelings, fatigue and general dissatisfaction it can cause.
As a private-practice owner, you may not think you can learn much from the companies on Fortune’s 2015 World’s Most Admired Companies list. After all, they’re big – really big. So how can anything done by these super-sized, wildly successful, profitable companies possibly be relevant to a small or mid-sized dental practice in Smallville, USA?
It is typical in a dental office that when we hire a new employee at the front desk, they start by answering the phones for the office. Really, when looking at it from the dentist’s perspective, that is the easiest thing to start with, right? That definitely seems to make sense, but frankly, that is one of the worst things you can do for your office with a new employee.
One of the worst mistakes I’ve seen dentists make is investing outside of the practice… a move that can cause a 10–15-year financial reversal. I’m not suggesting that dentists should never do this. It’s a question of what you’re investing in, how much money you put into it, and who’s urging you to do it.
Aside from on-the-fly training and “shadowing” during working hours, few dentists make a strong commitment to providing training to help administrative team members perform better, says Dr. Roger Levin.