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Spying on Your Competitors

Basically, you know what YOU are doing … but do you know what your competitors are doing? Many practitioners come to work in the morning, do their work, and go home at the end of the day, completely oblivious to the changing world around…
Emotions

How To Get In Trouble With Your Staff

Cute joke to illustrate a key point: A kindergarten pupil told his teacher that he found a cat. She asked him if it was dead or alive. He told her it was dead. She asked him how he knew that. He innocently replied, “Because I pissed in its…
In control

Is Stress Controlling Your Life?

Various aspects of your life, including your home life, your practice, your hobbies, and other interests can start flying out of your control and your stress level will start to escalate. And your enjoyment of life will head south. There…

Who's Driving the Bus Anyway?

If I had a nickel for every practice owner who had staffing issues, I’d be rich! It’s the age old question of: Who is the source of staffing issues, the owner or the staff? As the practice owner you’d like to think it is the staff and…

Curiosity Killed the Cat?

  What is “curiosity,” and why is it so dangerous that it killed the cat? And then there was Curious George who was always getting into trouble by being curious (though he always got back out of it too)? Is curiosity, then, a bad…
Most Popular

Are you the most popular practice around?

As a healthcare provider, you are working your little bippy off trying to deliver the best possible technical care to your patients, right? And most of your patients or clients are appreciative about this, even though they don’t necessarily…

Attitude is Everything!

  Don’t you hate it when you ask someone to do something and they say “No” point blank as the first word out of their mouth? Or they say “I can’t,” or “I won’t,” or “never,” or “impossible”? Negativity is…

Barriers to Your Dreams

As a practice owner and healthcare professional, have you ever caught yourself thinking (or saying) any of the following: Most marketing doesn’t work This patient or client won’t go ahead with what I am presenting My staff are…

Butts In Chairs

While it’s wonderful to have a big (or small) practice location, if it is not busy enough, that’s a problem. Some of the reasons for the missing butts in your chairs may be: The public may not be aware of your practice. You aren’t…
Super Staff

The Pop Can in Reception

There it has sat, for over half a day. The lonely, empty, unloved, discarded pop can left behind on a chair in reception by one of the many visitors to your practice today. While it is not a sin that no one on the staff team disposed of it,…
Bullies

How To Handle Bullies, Complainers, Critics and Whiners

One of the staff at your office is demanding you do part of her or his job without pay or credit. What do you say to them? A patient rips your face off when you presented the bill to him? How do you handle it? Your father constantly criticizes…
Multi-Tasking

Multi-tasking: The Invisible Time Thief

Have you ever had a day where it was non-stop multi-tasking? Staff interrupting you while you’re trying to write up some charts, while handling supplier phone calls, while trying to read resumes to decide which one to hire, while checking…