A few weeks ago I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at The Western Foot and Ankle Conference held at the Disneyland Hotel. This is a conference I have attended and spoke at every year for the past 20 years and I do believe that Disneyland is one of the happiest places on earth. Even … Continue reading
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Putting Your People First
Being a manager of people is not a job for the light-hearted. It can be difficult and stressful. It is important as manager to never think you know it all, because managing is a life-long learning journey. Awhile back I came upon an older article in the Harvard Business Review on “What Great Managers Do”. … Continue reading
Effective Business Marketing
Marketing is a must for any business and medical practices are businesses. There are many ways to market your practice (see link below), but one of the most effective ways to keep people coming back to your practice is with internal marketing done face-to-face or over the phone by the people who work in your … Continue reading
What Makes A Great Work Environment?
One of the most common problems I hear from employers at this time is a not having enough staff to run their business and grow. Many employers as we know lost employees at the beginning of the pandemic and have not been able to replace them. The employee pool is quite shallow currently as well … Continue reading
Thank you! (Is it that hard?)
I was talking with a colleague about employees and how to inspire them to do their best. One of the suggestions I had was to let their staff know how much they are appreciated and to tell them thank you each day for their contribution to the success of their business. I was a bit … Continue reading
Cross Training for Function not Dysfunction
No one staff member should ever be indispensable to a practice. All staff members should beequally trained in their position and then some. Every staff member should learn certain job tasks and procedures besides their own daily job tasks.Remember, this is why we developed protocols. There is a certain danger in having some tasks onlylearned … Continue reading
Creating A More Productive Workplace
As a business owner or manager your expectations of those that work for you are to be productive. Many times, people are less productive because of their work environment, this is a proven fact. Just think about it for yourself, don’t you work better if you are happy with where you are working? People respond … Continue reading
What’s Up With My Employees?
When working with business owners I will often get asked the question, “What’s up with my employees?” Usually after talking with them or management staff person I will find out the problem is that the employees are not engaged with their job or the business as the owner would expect. Business owners know that the … Continue reading
Getting Others To Contribute
What inspires employees to think about what they can do to contribute to the overall success of the business? Of course, there are probably many different answers, but I personally think one of the key elements for this to happen is to be led by someone who is doing their best at what they … Continue reading
Looking To Get The Best From Your Employees?
If you are a business owner or manager and have people who work for you in your business you have probably ask yourself more than once, “How can I get the best out of my employees when they are at work?” I hear this question often when working or speaking with business owners. All business … Continue reading