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 aircraft into the natural principles that lift it off the ground. But are pilots also indispensable? Consider …

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 Collins admits that his experience interviewing Admiral Jim Stockdale “…stayed with me.” Stockdale was the …

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 Schulze, Chairman and CEO, Capella Hotel Group; Founding President and Former COO, The …

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. They describe the boot-strapping idea that we’ve all grown accustomed to in …

How to Build a Thriving Dental Group That People Want to Give Their Energy To

“People are nourished by transforming work, growth, reaching their potential. I believe very strongly that only by continually renewing its members can an organization continually renew itself. A vital organization is full of vital individuals.” – Max De Pree 1 Imagine a place where __________… Now realize that your personal and collective imagination can drive your dental group’s success. This …

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 have only one chance to get this “right.” But it helps to make …

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 comment illustrates a common problem. Guard your growing dental …

3 Uncommon Strategies to Compete without Compromise as a Dentrepreneur®️ in the Changing World of Dentistry

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“Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” You’ve perhaps heard those words applied to those moments of risk in your life or career. The biggest deterrent could be your unwillingness to compromise. This occurs big-time when you’re reframing your future in dentistry. It’s no surprise, really. After all, you’re invested as a clinician – it’s what you do. You diagnose, treatment plan, treat…rinse-and-repeat! …

3 Scalable Values That Will Sustain Your Dentrepreneurial Enterprise for Years to Come

“All the goodness, beauty, and perfection of a human being belong to the one who knows how to recognize these qualities.”   – Georgette Leblanc, English actress and poet 1 You hear much about “scalability” these days. It’s the idea that there are (and should be) core practices and values that are easily sustainable. This is crucial to your success …

The I.R.S. Solution for Long-term Dentrepreneurial Success (and the Challenges That Come with It)

“You never conquer the mountain. You conquer yourself – your doubts and your fears.” – Jim Whittaker, the first American to climb Mount Everest   Leaders in any organization or enterprise face a “hat” challenge. You will too whether you’re a solo dentist, a Solopreneur, or even a Dentrepreneur®️. Hats? These are the tasks you face. Most often they masquerade …

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 leverage them to grow your dental enterprise. If you don’t…you’re destined to the same frustrations that burden your colleagues and burdened you …

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.” – John P. Kotter 1 Ask a select number of people and the answer will be similar. …

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: YOU PROBABLY FEEL LIKE THE BEAR, WE’D LIKE TO …

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 seem to be the norm for dental professionals. As a current or emerging Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®️ you’re running …

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 Nido Qubein. Your relevance in dentistry must include a new mindset. And the essence of it might surprise you. TWEET THIS Being a Solopreneur and Dentrepreneur®️ comes with a certain attitude. You have a “boot-strapping,” pioneering quality about you. There’s …