The 3 Steps a Remarkable Dental CEO Will Take to Breed Respect

by Dr. Ron Arndt

Dental Business Vision
When is the last time you disrespected someone? Maybe it was by accident or maybe you were having a bad day. It happens. Is that how you want your team members to feel towards you, the Dental CEO or any co-workers? Absolutely NOT!

Respect breeds respect. And when you, as the leader, fail to show respect to even one individual, you lose respect from all your team members. As THE DENTAL COACH©, I ask you to add this to your Core Values: Show utmost dignity and respect for each person you encounter and in all situations.

Here are my top 3 action steps to ensure that you are a remarkable Dental CEO who has integrity and respect in your dental practice:

  • Use the Publishing Test: Ask yourself: “Would I want my behavior/this incident to be posted on Facebook tomorrow morning?” If not, put a stop to it now.
  • Follow the Platinum Rule: You show even more respect when you “Treat others as they would like to be treated.”
  • Encourage open conflict: When you ask your team to voice their opinion at your Morning Huddle or other meetings, disagreements will probably ensue. That’s okay. Address them in an open and positive manner. Conflict – when managed properly — often leads to better, more reasoned decisions.

“The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.” ~ H. Norman Schwarzkopf

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