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Creating a Vision for Your Dental Practice

If you don't know where you're going,how will you know when you get there?

As our country’s leaders have told us repeatedly, we are in uncharted territory.  Now, more than ever, it is essential to have a clear vision of who you are, where you’re going and how you want to get there. A focused vision, understood and shared by the entire team, will be your compass in these turbulent seas.

Times are tough.  It’s difficult to find anyone in our country who hasn’t been touched by the current economic condition.  Perhaps it is a family member, perhaps a neighbor, perhaps a patient, or perhaps you.  Have your retirement investments lost value?  Is your practice production down?  Are patients holding off on making treatment decisions because of the uncertainty portrayed daily in every newspaper, magazine and evening news report?

The following podcast is an excerpt from our Top Ten course where I talk about how to create a vision for your practice. To listen, simply click on the link below. To download, right click and select 'SAVE AS' to save this audio clip to your hard drive. You can play it in iTunes.

Podcast: practice-vision

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.