What’s Right and What’s Wrong?

by Dr. Ron Arndt

Dental Practice Staff
Your Core Values determine what is “right” and “wrong” for you.

When you articulate your Core Values, it enables you to make objective assessments and provide appropriate responses to every situation that arises in your dental practice. What about the employee who treats patients with a bad attitude? What about the month when you were overworked, not spending enough time with your family and locking yourself in your home office going over paperwork every Sunday?

Your commitment to your Core Values provides a context for values-based decision making. The operative words here are: “your commitment to your core values.”

Here are my simple tips on how to Walk the Talk with your Core Values:

  • In your monthly team meeting, identify 3 instances where your Core Values has been supported.
  • Evaluate your Core Values on a yearly basis – get your family, dental coach and staff involved.
  • Post your Core Values in a clear, prominent place in your dental office. It will hold you accountable!

“When your values are clear to you, making decisions becomes easier.” ~ Roy Disney

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