Do's and don'ts for effective leadership

After many years of thinking about the definition of leadership, I define it as "helping other people to be successful." I believe that everyone's qualities and traits can be developed to achieve this singular objective.

Practice Success Do

Support and encourage the team. Clear communication and supportive coaching become more critical as the practice grows. A good leader helps individuals reach their potential. As the leader of the practice, you need to empower team members individually and collectively to succeed in their positions.

Practice Success Dont

Don't forget to motivate yourself before work every day. You owe it to yourself, your coworkers, and your patients to walk into the office excited and ready to go. The higher your motivation is, the more you'll inspire others, energize patients, and create a positive practice atmosphere.   

Dr. Roger P. Levin is CEO of Levin Group, a leading practice management and marketing consulting firm. To contact him or to join the 40,000 dental professionals who receive his Practice Production Tip of the Day, visit or email[email protected].

The comments and observations expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, nor should they be construed as an endorsement or admonishment of any particular idea, vendor, or organization.

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