“How do I become a better leader for my team?” This is one of the most common questions our coaches get asked. The good news is, you’re not alone! In the first installment of our 10-Month Leadership Mastermind Video Series, PDA’s Business Development Coach Kari Miller shares key takeaways from Jon Gordon’s The Power of Positive Leadership. Here’s a sneak peek at the easy, actionable steps Kari covers.
As the head of your team, you will face adversities and tests. So why not set yourself up for success by surrounding yourself with people you want to be like and how you want to feel. Hire positive people and get yourself started out right.
But a lot of the work comes down to you. Energies are contagious. Your team will catch on to your mood. So, what are they catching: optimism and positivity, or the flu? In what ways could you be more positive and optimistic? How about referring to “challenges” as “opportunities” instead? It can change the way you and your team think about issues; instead of a thing to be overcome, it becomes something you can turn to your advantage.
Clarify the Culture (And make it enjoyable)
“I’m stressed out and so is my team. How can we fix this?” If everyone is stressed out, it’s likely there’s something wrong with the roots – the foundation – of your culture. Are you focused too much on results, schedules, revenues, and goals? Yes, these are important. But they’re not the root of your business. How much time have you invested in your people? In training? Are you doing growth conferences? Are you leading your office in creating a fun, positive, and encouraging environment?
Clarify your culture so your people understand:
In his book, John Gordon says, “Where there’s a void in communication, negativity fills it.” Schedule regular time to walk around the office and encourage your team. Get to know them one-on-one. Believe in them more than they believe in themselves. Here are a few ideas:
Don’t stop here! Learn where the magic really happens by watching Kari’s full Leadership Mastermind Series video. Fill out the form below for your complimentary access.
About PDA’s Leadership Mastermind Series
Productive Dentist Academy is offering a complimentary 10-Month Leadership Mastermind Series of videos leading up to our BlueSky 2018 event November 2-4 in Scottsdale, Arizona. At our PDA Members’ requests, the focus of BlueSky 2018 is leadership and team development, and annual business development planning. The Leadership Mastermind Series is intended to give you actionable items to implement in your practice now, so you and your team can come prepared with ideas, questions, and a healthy understanding of leadership principles. Click here to learn more about BlueSky 2018.