Author: Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.

FREE WEBINAR: The FIVE KEY SECRETS you need to know to guarantee SUCCESS for your Dental Practice into 2019 and beyond…… My friend from Australia, Dr. David Moffet, helps dental practice owners around the world to grow their revenue without having to work harder or to buy extra expensive equipment. Next week, on Wednesday 20th February at 8PM GMT, he’s presenting a new webinar alongside
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We have previously agreed that new patients come to see you because: they have moved in to the area and are looking for long-term care for themselves and family; they are in pain and want out; something’s broken – it doesn’t hurt but they want it fixing because it’s an inconvenience; they are approaching a
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Managing Director of First Impressions; Always smiling and making eye contact; Has a good handshake; First in the queue for a “selfie”; All over social media with gusto; Cheeky in a very endearing way; Finding stuff out about people that nobody else knew – naturally inquisitive; Seeing solutions where others see problems; Always ready to
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PRICE One of those random coincidences that occur in life (and have us wondering whether we are watched over) has been three clients, far apart, who have commissioned a price analysis. In each case, a member of the team has been tasked with calling around other practices within a reasonable travel time (and who offer
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All of us in business have three basic resources with which to create our vision, our systems and our profits: TIME MONEY PEOPLE Our success ultimately depends on how best we use them. Recently I’ve been reflecting on my own past (and that of others) and realising that many of us make a basic mistake
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It’s a simple enough formula: MANAGEMENT = SYSTEMS = LOGIC LEADERSHIP = PEOPLE = EMOTION If you are old enough to remember Star Trek, the Vulcan second in command Mr. Spock was the ultimate manager; never flustered by emotion, he would easily recommend the sacrifice of a small community aboard a ship or a planet
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There are some projects (almost always associated with working ON as opposed to working IN your business and your life) that simply cannot get done in between your daily tasks. One of the lessons I was taught many years ago was to realise that it’s perfectly OK to book an appointment with yourself in the
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