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Batting Lessons for Success – Dr. Jessica Stroud

  • August 8, 2016
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My four-year-old son played baseball this summer.  He only swung a bat for the first time at his first baseball practice. Needless to say, he had to learn the basics and had the attention span that one would expect out of a four year old.  But when the games got started, I was reminded of some very basic concepts of success. Sometimes people become successful through sheer luck; however, don’t count on this – it’s a rarity at best. The…

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Featured Podcast of the Month – The ABCs of Leadership in Dentistry

Check out our featured podcast for July! This month, we’ll take a listen to The ABCs of Leadership in Dentistry featuring Dr. Howard Farran and Dr. Kinnar Shah. Click on the link and enjoy!

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5 Ways to Become a More Proactive Leader – Dr. Pamela Marzban

  • July 15, 2016
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Let’s face it…owning a business has many challenges.  Through the years, I have found that attaining the right skills to be a strong leader is top of that list.  How you carry yourself in your office will be mirrored by your team and will ultimately become the image of your practice.  This idea may be a hard to accept for some of us…but nonetheless, it is true. I believe at the core if every good leader is a common trait…

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Creating a Culture of Possibility – Libby Gill

The most significant – and often overlooked – element in the workplace today, hope is the critical component that drives success. There’s an old joke… “If you’re leading and nobody’s following, maybe you’re just taking a walk.” So what are those elusive qualities of leadership that create the kind of engaged and collaborative followship that drives high performance? That’s a question that has been discussed and debated by everyone from Alexander the Great to Jack Welch. I believe that there…

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Do You Know How Others Perceive You? – Libby Gill

  • March 25, 2016
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You don’t always need a formal 360 Assessment to see how others see you. Try this simple strategy to determine other’s perceptions of you… When I was heading public relations for one of the entertainment studios, I hired a talented woman I’ll call Victoria. She had an Ivy League education, impeccable references and an impressive résumé. Victoria had only been on board about a month when my staff discovered that it was her birthday. A lively mix of marketing and…

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Giving Back to Those in Need – Dr. Cyndi Blalock

It’s so nice to be needed, isn’t it?  As dentists, we can pretty much bet every single person will need us for something at one point or another.  Most people know that a broken tooth, a cavity, or a toothache means a dentist is the best person to help them solve their problem.  But for those that are unable to see a dentist due to financial reasons or because there isn’t a dentist where they live, it can be a…

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American Ninja Dentist – Dr. Desiree Walker

“A great dentist”, “a kind dentist”, “a gentle dentist” – these were the normal, positive phrases that I hoped that my patients would use to describe me. Never did I think that one of the adjectives would be “ninja” and never did I think that many of my patients would refer to me as the “Ninja Dentist”. But I am, at least locally, thanks to the NBC show American Ninja Warrior. This past June, I was a featured athlete on American Ninja…

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Never Settling – Angela Cotey

  • September 10, 2014
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Dentistry has so many opportunities with the best part being you really have a lot of choices and can chose your own destiny.  When I graduated dental school from Marquette University, I had no idea what I wanted to do, but I knew there were endless possibilites for me to explore. I had the amazing opportunity to join the US Navy during dental school.  I got to travel the world and take care of the outstanding individuals who serve our…

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Top 6 Things You’re Currently Doing You Need to Stop

  • August 5, 2014
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Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist Ellen Glasgow wrote, “The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.” This makes me wonder, if dentists find themselves in so many daily ruts, why do they keep digging? What’s the cause behind the compulsory attitude and behaviors commonly repeated by dentists that kills their practices, makes them unhappy, and prevents them from living their best life? The answer is easy, albeit a complex issue: Stress.

There are thoughts and behaviors dental professionals have that perpetuate their stress cycle. Identifying these habits and putting a direct stop to them can prevent you from having a long and stressful career. Here are the top 6 things you’re currently doing you need to stop before you dig your own grave.

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Upcoming Events

The Lucy Hobbs Project 5th Annual Celebration and Reunion April 27th & 28th

April 27, 2017

The Lucy Hobbs Project is happy to announce that the 2017 Annual Celebration will take place on April 27th and 28th at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel! Remember this event is open to anyone in dentistry – male/female, dentists, staff, educators, students, reps, etc. To register: www.regmadeeasy.com/benco/the-lucy-hobbs-project/2017/ Registration closes at 3PM today.

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