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Strategic Thinking for Professional Practices

Today, more than ever, wise practitioners are learning to focus their practices on what creates a winning life, professionally and personally, financially and emotionally. This requires a strategy that gives your clients/patients/ customers what they want and gives you and your practice the optimal profits and lifestyle you want – easier talked about than done. […]

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The Difference that Makes a Difference

I never cease to be amazed by doctors who complain about their practice situations without examining the reality of what is really going on. Whining and moaning about practice problems doesn’t do anything but accentuate the problems – worsening the mental attitude of the complainer and poisoning the atmosphere of the office for staff and […]

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Success Doesn’t Come as a Straight Line

It can look doggone crooked. Up and down. 2 steps forward and 1 back. Still that is much better than 1 step forward and 2 steps back!  A recent example is illustrative. I had just finished aborting an immediate implant placement following removal of a retained primary canine.  A difficult task under the best conditions, […]

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The Smart Doctor and the Wise Doctor

There is a difference between the smart doctor and the wise doctor. The smart doc makes a mistake once, learns from it and swears to himself to never make that mistake again. A wise man observes the mistake that the smart doc made, learns from it and never makes that mistake in the first-place.  Master […]

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How to Manage the Confusion between Business Values and Family Values and Why You Must

Business Values are quite different than family values These are NOT the same. These do get confused, especially with long time staff members with whom you build up relationships and very real friendships. Family Values There are many family values. The one that stands out is unconditional love. If you want to really to screw […]

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Predictable Problems

Some problems have an amazing predictability. You know they are coming, You might not want them to come. You probably don’t prepare for them to come. Yet, they are “a ‘coming” whether you like it or not. These predictable problems occur in every facet of your practice: strategy, people, cash, marketing, execution, practice operating system, […]

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Problems Are Good?!

I am continually amazed at the call by some doctors to “just get rid of my problems.” Problems have a great deal of emotional baggage indicating the pain that has gone along with them. You can probably think of some your unwanted problems right now or certainly, ones you have had in the past. What […]

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Have You Fallen Victim to The Danger of the Partial Truth?

What is a partial truth? It is a statement made as fact that is true some of the time. Your problem with partial truths is accepting them whole cloth as completely true all the time when they are not. The big problem is when you accept something that is partially true as completely true at […]

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Mind Clutter and Your Overwhelm

Mind Clutter – This is the garbage that fills your head to the point of distraction because of all the things you have on your mind. Mind Clutter includes the little projects you have been meaning to get to, the incomplete thoughts you fear to dump and fear of missing out on the latest “opportunity.” […]

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Productivity of Your Practice

Every task has a series of steps you do to accomplish it. Every job has a series of tasks you do to complete the job. Your organization has a series of processes designed to get the work of your group done. Whether it is a task you are doing as an individual or your group […]

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