Attack of the Sticky Notes

Horror of horrors … sticky notes are taking over your mind, your desk, your computer. Where to hide from these? How to get rid of them? Firstly, having sticky note pads to hand to jot a quick note are not necessarily a bad thing. It is what…
Unlimited Potential

Your Unlimited Potential

Question: What does the word "potentiality" mean? Answer: The capacity for growth or improvement; a possibility; a power. For example, if you sit on a box of dynamite, you are sitting on a potentiality. The dynamite isn't exploding . . .…
Multi-Tasking

So You Think You Can Do It All Yourself, Eh?

A healthcare professional recently told me that he has an awesome Office Manager whose true brilliance does not actually shine through because she has burdened herself (and won’t let go) of tasks that can and should be delegated to the other…
Going nowhere

Stuck In A Hamster Wheel?

Not going anywhere? Day after day and year after year, you may find yourself doing the same old things, wishing it were different, but never knowing how to get off the wheel and change. Perhaps you should take a minute to figure out WHY…
Break through

Breaking Through Your Glass Ceiling

Complacency and apathy Complacency is probably the number one enemy of practitioners in all professions. Trapped in a daily pattern of delivery and thinking that nothing can change is an apathy that slowly sneaks up on many healthcare providers.…

MBA vs. Functional MBA

I asked a chiropractor recently, “Are you an effective executive in your practice?” His answer: “No, I’m a chiropractor.” What’s wrong with this picture? While being a good healthcare provider is definitely a must for any good…
Leader

Ever Felt Like Firing Yourself?

As a practice owner, many have felt that there are days when they have thoroughly mucked up something and should fire themselves. It’s that or fire everyone else in the practice. Are either of these solutions rational? Probably not but what,…
Crashing Income

The Wrong Thing to Do When Income is Down

A whole recession and economic dive can be started by just one foolish action that is the wrong thing to do. Businesses go bankrupt every day from this mistake. When your income is down, a natural instinct (and one often recommended by accountants)…
Shrinking or Expanding

Is your Practice Shrinking or Expanding?

Sweaters shrink. Bank accounts shrink. Waist lines shrink. Insurance coverage shrinks. But practices aren't supposed to! There is a natural law about this: Nothing stays the same forever. It is common knowledge that things are either growing…
Empty Drivers Seat

Empty Driver’s Seat?

Managing a practice is like driving a car. If you aren’t in the driver’s seat, who is driving it? You are also supposed to be the one selecting the direction. Even a GPS won’t help you get where you want to go if you haven’t put in the…
Going nowhere

Foot on the Gas, But Going Nowhere Fast?

Going 150 miles per hour as the practitioner, but can’t seem to get enough done outside of treating your patients? Do you ever feel frustrated by lack of time to manage the practice? Not getting where you want to go with the practice? Being…