Whether they realize it or not, business leaders are practicing psychologists in the sense that their attempts to motivate people are based on their assumptions of human nature.
Stephen R. Covey
Man sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then, he sacrifices his money to recouperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.
Sometimes the best light comes from a burning bridge.
If you can’t explain it simply, then you don’t understand it well enough.
Telling ain’t teaching, and listening ain’t learn’in.
The emphasis in dentistry on efficiency and productivity, the elimination of disease, on making the correct diagnosis, on managing clients, on being scientific and on being professional, led to distancing dentists from their origin as learned men or women, counselors, and teachers.
Lynn Carlisle ,DDS
In a Spirit of Caring
The hallmark of principle-centered power is sustained, proactive influence. Power is sustained because it is not dependent on whether or not something desirable or undesirable happens to the follower. To be proactaive is to coninually make choices based on deeply held values. And principle-centered power is created when the values of the followers and the values of the leader overlap. Principle-centered power is not forced, it is invited, as the personal agendas of both leader and follower are encompassed by a larger purpose. Principle-centered power occurs when the cause or purpose or goal is believed in as deeply by the followers of the leaders.
Before we tell others what to do, we need to establish an understanding relationship. The key to your influence with me is your understanding of me. Unless you understand me and my unque situation and feelings, you won’t know how to advise or counsel me. Unless you’re influenced by my uniqueness, I’m not going to be influenced by your advice.
It has been said that one should invest only in companies so well organized that an idiot could run them, because eventually an idiot will.
Harvard Business Review
People are strange, when you are a stranger
Jim Morrison, The Doors
To avoid criticism; do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.
A clear conscience is the sign of a bad memory.
M. William Lockard, Jr. DDS
If you are a good leader, when your work is done, your aim fulfilled, your people will say, “we did this ourselves”
Build your relationships first….then your dentistry.
Robert F Barkley
Planning is essential, but plans are worthless
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhour
If I’d had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter.
True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
Top performing Teams cannot be formed overnight. They require long periods before they can function optimally. Great teams are based on mutual trust and mutual understanding, this takes years to build up. In my experience, three years is about a minimum.
Peter F. Drucker
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