Dr. Joel C. Small is a clinical endodontist, coach, entrepreneur, speaker, and the author of “Face to Face: A Leadership Guide For Healthcare Professionals and Entrepreneurs.” In his coaching practice, Dr. Small works with a limited number of motivated healthcare professionals, specializing in work with Endodontists. His clients are looking to experience personal and professional growth while taking their business practices to a higher level. Together they work to reduce their stress and time at work while seeing … more
Dr. Joel Small, Executive Coach for Dentists, Endodontists and Healthcare Professionals
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Executive Coaching for the Dental Mind
“I believe the greatest distinction between a mediocre and an exceptional dental practice is found in the mind of the dentist." Quite simply… "Leaders of Extraordinary Practices think in Exceptional Ways. They have learned necessary skills to overcome blind spots and self-limiting beliefs that … [more about Coaching]
Articles by Dr. Joel Small
I recently spoke at a major dental meeting. My topic was leadership and organizational transformation. The official meeting program categorized my presentation under the track heading of “Doctors and Staff.” I wasn’t overly surprised by the disproportionate number of staff to doctors in attendance because I have spoken to similar groups before. The point is that I can’t help but wonder what is going through the doctor’s mind when they send their staff to a presentation like mine while they choose not to attend. They or their staff must have been interested in the possibility of transforming … [Read More...]
On Sunday, May 6th, I will be presenting at the 2018 American Association of Orthodontists Annual Session and wanted to share an excerpt from my presentation on leadership. An article, published in a 2000 edition of the Journal of the American Dental Association, states the following: “An overwhelming percentage of dentists report that staff-related issues are the number one cause of stress in their offices.” I believe this to be true, however, based on my own personal observations, I would like to state this quote based on the staff’s perspective: “An overwhelming percentage of staff … [Read More...]
Feedback, both positive and remedial, can be a powerful tool for developing people and enhancing the performance of organizational teams. However, when used improperly, feedback can become a demoralizing and dehumanizing weapon that destroys teams. Given this distinction, it would be wise for all leaders to learn the basic principles for providing feedback that is both positive and generative. It is important to realize that even remedial feedback need not be negative. Somehow, today’s society has made the terms “remedial” or “corrective” synonymous with terms like “negative” or … [Read More...]
Speaker and Author, Dr. Joel Small
Dr. Joel Small is available to speak to your group or organization. Dr. Small is a past president of the Southwest Society of Endodontists and he is a nationally recognized speaker on the subjects of leadership and professional development. He speaks on topics related to achieving goals, and … learn more ...
Face to Face: A Leadership Guide for Healthcare professionals and Entrepreneurs
Face to Face: A Leadership Guide For Healthcare Professionals and Entrepreneurs. Most leadership books are written by boardroom barons and corporate captains of industry. But you and I know that the small business leader is the backbone of a healthy and thriving economy. This is a leadership book written by and for … more about the book
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