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Leading With Gravitas

by | Aug 29, 2013

Here’s my most recent “Speak For Yourself to Grow Your Dental Business” Column for Dentistry IQ. These tips on leadership apply to anyone in a leadership role, not just dentists. Enjoy!

You think if you do quality dentistry that makes you a great dentist.


You need to do quality dentistry AND be an effective leader – of your team and your patients. Being a great leader creates a cohesive team that will help attract a phenomenal patient base so that you can continue to deliver quality dentistry!

As the current president of the National Speakers Association North Texas Chapter, I attended a Leadership Session at our national convention last month. A huge thank you to Liz Weber CMC, CSP who shared these wise tips to lead with gravitas.

L – E – A – D

L —

Learn to lead differently. My way is not the only way!

Learn new things.

Laugh! If you’re not laughing during your morning huddles and the day something is screwed up.

E —

Engage your team.

Engage your advisory group – your accountant, financial planner, computer host.

Engage your patients before, during, and after their appointments.

A —

Attend to your timeline and plan.

Attend to your agenda at meetings focusing on only one to two major issues at a time.

D —

Develop others and their skills. As dentists you tend to be “solopreneurs”.

Do what’s right for your patients, not what might feel right to just you.

Good luck as you continue to lead with gravitas.

© Karen Cortell Reisman, M.S.      www.KarenCortellReisman.com

 Karen Cortell Reisman, author of 2 books and President of Speak For Yourself®, works with organizations on how to make more money. It’s all in how you speak for yourself.



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