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  • Creating Competent Staff to Depend On When any of my staff members come to me with a problem my gut instinct is to immediately help them fix it. This not only makes their issue go away, but it is a quick fix for me, the manager. But the question is, is this the right thing to do?
  • It’s That Time Again…. The only way to achieve your goals is to constantly look at them and visualize yourself achieving them. You should actually be looking at them daily which allows your subconscious mind to figure out how you can achieve them. You will always get what you are looking for.
  • Continued Education of Staff When physicians take the time to train their assistants providing ongoing education, they are not only creating value for the office, but they are creating value for their medical staff. It is a known fact that when staff learn new skills it increases their motivation to learn more.
  • Questions to Ask Yourself Every Week Every week there are certain questions that you need to ask yourself in order to make sure you have the best week possible.
  • Are You Checking In, Or Are You Making A Difference? How we show up each day and the effort we put into our work is a choice that you make. What choice are you making today? Are you just checking in or are you making a difference?
  • Why Business Owners are Like an iPhone 12 Business owners are just like the iPhone 12. We don’t come with a charger. We go, go, and go, until we get sick, have anxiety, or just simply burned out. Like the iPhone 12, we need to remind ourselves to go out and get a charger, and once you get one, you need to remember to recharge it BEFORE it dies out.
  • The Thinking Habit How many times have you said, “I wish I would have thought of that.” or “I didn’t think that through very well did I?”
  • What Employees Want Hiring new employees takes a lot of work and effort. When it comes down to it, in order to cultivate great employees, you first have to become a great employer.
  • Managers Take Time For Reflection and Growth Tina discusses the importance of self-reflection at the end of each day. Why do some things work for your practice and some don't?
  • In Times of Turbulence Ask “What is Good About This?” Each year we will go through a tough stretch or two or even three. Things might be going well and all of a sudden, boom, something falls from the sky and hits us like a ton of bricks. It might be an illness to ourselves or a family member, maybe a business audit, or a key staff member leaving your practice.
  • Calculating Time Value Do you know what your time and each employee’s time is worth in dollars and cents? You may be quite surprised if you figure it out.
  • Overcoming Stink Bombs While you are planning your goals, sometimes, no, guaranteed, there will be bumps in the road. Why can I guarantee it? Because simply life just happens.
  • Limiting Personal Conversations At Work What types of conversations should be allowed in the workplace? I have talked with multiple people over the past several years who have developed various policies on this topic mostly due to problems and issues of personal conversations.
  • Your Business Advantage No One Knows About If you ask many business owners why patients or clients should pick them over their competitors they might say “we provide better service,” “we listen” or we give people what they want. Now, this might be true, but I guarantee you your competitor is thinking the same thing.
  • Cultivating Dedicated Employees A common concern with employers is the doubt that it is possible to create employees that are dedicated enough to stay around for more than a few years.In the long run is employee loyalty really gone.
  • As With Great Food, Your Practice Needs A Great Recipe For A Successful Team Creating any type of team takes time, patience and communication (a lot of it) and the willingness to move through the bumps along the way knowing that they are going to build a great workforce.
  • Ground Rules for Positive Performance Work environment plays a big part in how team members will work together. Ground rules need to be in place, taught and adhered to every day in order for the work environment to be established.
  • How Can You Create Happy and Productive Employees? Whether you are the physician/owner or an office manager, the most important asset to the medical practice are your employees.
  • How to Be Productive When You Don’t Feel Like It Reviewing your purpose and your goals will give you enough motivation to do the things you have to even when you don’t want to.
  • Investing in Staff When doctors take the time to train and providing continuing education for their staff, they not only creating value for the practice, they are creating value for their assistants in terms of their career as a podiatric medical assistant.