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Keep Productivity High During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us and that means productivity sometimes comes to a screeching halt. Between scheduled vacation time and a new year just a few weeks away, it is not uncommon for productivity to take a dive at the end of the year. Here are our tips to help you stay on track. 

Keep Calm And Carry On

In a 2015 comprehensive study by Gallup’s , “The State of the American Manager,” they found a tough truth: 50% of Americans have left a job “to get away from their manager at some point in their careers”. That means half of Americans in this study left a job primarily because of their boss. We don’t want you to be that boss. You don’t want to be that boss. Too much intensity can wear your team down, whereas a calm demeanor is not really something employees can get too much of. When you think about it, the core of management is accomplishing work through others. Here are three reasons why calmness is a key managerial trait.

Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

Picture this: you've accomplished your goal of operating your own practice. Business is good, you've been working hard at improving yourself, your patients are happy, and so are your employees. Everything seems to be going great, and then you hit a road bump. Rather than analyze the problem for what it is and brainstorm on new solutions, you revert to what you already know. Why? Because you just don't have the time to reflect on the possibilities of what could work. You need a solution, and you need it now. Here are three signs it might be time to think outside the box and stop sabotaging yourself.

The Importance of Empathy

The Importance of Empathy

We're currently looking at a trend where unemployment is low and there is a skilled labor shortage, meaning employees have the advantage. Just as you have to work to keep your patients, you must also work to retain (and recruit) the best employees possible. So, where do you start?

The Keys To Being A Successful Entrepreneur

The Keys To Being A Successful Entrepreneur

Because so much of being an entrepreneur is blazing your own trail and walking the path less taken, there isn't exactly a perfect recipe for success. However, there are some key traits and best business practices that many successful entrepreneurs share. Here's what you need to know.

How To Attract High Quality Employees

How To Attract High Quality Employees

As the workforce and expectations of employees continues to change, it is even more challenging for small businesses to to attract high quality employees. There are many aspects that make the corporate world more appealing, but that doesn't mean you should just give up on hiring new staff. There are plenty of people who prefer to work for small businesses, including small practices. Here are our tips for hiring the people you need.

Improve Your Self-Awareness

Improve Your Self-Awareness

You might be wondering what self-awareness has to do with leadership. It is, however, a critical tool to help you reach higher levels of satisfaction, become a better leader, improve relationships (both personal and professional), and better manage your emotions. With all these positive correlations, you'd think everyone would be interested in becoming more self-aware, and yet studies have found only 10-15% of people are truly self-aware. 

Tips For Finding The Right New Hire

Tips For Finding The Right New Hire

If you've previously had to find a new member of your team, you know the hiring process can be grueling. It can take months to find the right fit, both for the position and your company's culture. So, as an owner and hiring manager, what qualities should you look for in a candidate to be sure you aren't setting yourself up for failure? Check out our tips to learn more about the negative impact of a bad hire, and the positive qualities to look for in a candidate.