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Dawson Quick Tip: One Easy Way to Be a Better Leader


Are you ever frustrated with the results that you're getting in your practice? Wishing that they were better than they are? 

Or do you have situations where you're having a communication with a patient, a team member, or even a family member?

Well if so, I want to encourage you to ask yourself the leadership question in those situations.

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One easy way to be a better leaderThe leadership question is; "What am I doing, or not doing that's causing or contributing to this problem?"

Now I know it's easier to look at the other person and think that it's their fault and try to figure out what you can do to change them, and there's nothing wrong with wanting to change another person. It's just that the likelihood of success is slim to none.

So when you ask yourself the leadership question, you can examine your behavior, make a determination of what you can do differently, and inevitably the people around you will change in response to your behavior.

So although it's not often comfortable to look inward, I encourage you to give it a try, and I guarantee you it will be worth it.

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Prior to joining the Academy, she was founder and President of Prime Performance, a training and consulting company specializing in developing self-directed work teams and facilitative leadership. Joan’s career has also included management positions with AT&T and United Technologies. Joan received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida in Interdisciplinary Studies and her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Joan is a past recipient of the Outstanding Female Leadership Award from the University of Florida and is a member of the University’s Hall of Fame.