Category: Time Management

I’ve been thinking recently about and observing how teams collaborate. You’ve heard me say many times that “all problems exist in the absence of a good conversation”. In a dental team, that conversation is now more often digital than face to face. Is that a benefit or a curse? That choice is yours. However, based
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Today I’ll be in splendid isolation in The Barrow Bunker. No client calls, no meetings, no interruptions. My mission by the end of the day is to have completed the allocation of time for my 2019 calendar. In order of importance they are: 172 Free Days – 12 weeks of vacation, plus weekends and Bank
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I want to take you back to September 1970. I’m a few days away from my 17th birthday. It’s my first day at my very first full-time paid employment, joining The Friends Provident & Century Insurance Group at their offices in St Peter’s Square, Manchester. As part of our induction process by assistant manager Mr.
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A sage once explained that: efficient is doing things right; effective is doing the right things right. There have been times in my life when I’ve been a very busy fool, running around all over the map doing the wrong things right. I see exhausted owners and managers doing this every day. Today I’m starting
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There’s a brand new free download in the Resources/Infographics section of my web site this morning – but I’m also including a further downloadable copy at the end of this post (take a look at the web page later though – there’s a bunch of free stuff there and no sign up). The Unique Ability
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1. The Dance Over the years I have often been asked “can you fix my team?” and constantly reply with a Steve Covey quote – “if there is a problem with your team, the problem is you.” That sounds a bit “blame ridden” and also seems to offer a full dispensation to team members who
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Today I’ll be facilitating the second Extreme Business 2018 workshop at the Radisson Blu, Manchester Airport and the 10 practices in attendance will be taking the journey to gain a better understanding of their finances. Following that (and a couple of Zoom calls from the airport) it’s north to Edinburgh and the start of 4
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Here’s today’s blog, somewhat later than usual as I’m in “catch up” mode after working all weekend at The Spring Client Retreat (which was extremely interesting and inspirational). Yesterday, during my train ride home from London to Manchester, I reviewed and answered most of this week’s crop of weekly reports from Owners and Managers. I’m
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It’s important to understand the difference between achievements and habits when you are goal-setting. An achievement is a specific target, usually involving numbers and deadlines: I will hit a sales target of X by Y date; I will launch product/service X by Y date; I will create X video testimonials by Y date. A habit
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