Ask Yourself, Is My Dental Practice Productive or Busy

May 10, 2017
DMD Staff

“I don’t have the time.” It’s a common refrain among all professionals when asked why they don’t make changes within their organizations. If you find yourself saying this, you need to ask yourself, am I productive, or just busy? Gary Zelesky is a professional speaker on the subject of passion, specifically, how to use it to drive business success. In this clip, Zelesky explains the importance of making time to focus on individual members of your team.

“I don’t have the time.” It’s a common refrain among all professionals when asked why they don’t make changes within their organizations. If you find yourself saying this, you need to ask yourself, am I productive, or just busy? Gary Zelesky is a professional speaker on the subject of passion, specifically, how to use it to drive business success. In this clip, Zelesky explains the importance of making time to focus on individual members of your team.

Interview Transcript (Modified for Readability)

“First of all, every dental practice, 99 percent of them have a huddle, where they take that moment and everybody’s there. You want to take 15 minutes out of that huddle and make it personal for one of the team members.

Trust me, dentists have so much time. The reason they say they don’t have much time is because many people — I look and I go to practices, I see this — people are busy, but they are not productive.

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Productivity is intentional, busy means I am taking care of all the fires. Maybe they need to get an organizational coach in there to say, ‘We need to get more strategic with the time that you have.’

We have the time. We just need to take the time.”

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