This presentation is designed to promote the concept of leadership in a small clinical dental setting. It is my intention to clearly distinguish between managing our practices and leading them. Management is our default mechanism because it is all that know and therefore all that we have in our tool kit. It is the equivalent of dental duct tape. Management is tedious and often leads to burnout among healthcare professionals. Leadership is the opposite. Through leadership we empower our team to take over the many management tasks that plague a dentist/manager, freeing the doctor to utilize their time and efforts to their highest and best use. We also create a practice culture through effective leadership that engenders commitment, collaboration, and creative decision making. The presentation presents solid research to validate all claims. There will be basic coaching skills presented that help promote leadership and team buy in.
Distinguish between a “problem solver” and a “people developer”.
Recognize that our practice culture is our brand and our only means of establishing a sustainable competitive advantage in our industry.
Demonstrate basic coaching skills necessary to develop our people and create our ideal practice culture.