Episode 570

8 Tips to Developing a High Performance Team

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: December 14, 2022 | Listening Time: 00:52:09

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The question of a dentist trying to create a world-class practice should not be how to get what they have but ask what it takes to get what they have. 

Gary has been studying world-class dental practice for more than 40 years, and the most common thing he noticed among these practices is that they all have a high-performance team.

In this episode, Gary shares 8 tips that could help you to create a high-performance team to help you create a world-class dental practice.

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  • 00:00:27 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:00:46 – Announcement on the Upcoming Masterclass

Today’s Clinical Tip

  • 00:02:45 – Pavel Krastev on Implant Dentistry.

Coaching In Action

  • 00:09:02 – What is the definition of a high-performance team?
  • 00:10:20 – What is an observation Gary has made from observing world-class practices?
  • 00:12:05 – A common problem most dental practices are facing today?
  • 00:16:06 – Gary talks about the 8 tips for creating a high-performance team.
  • 00:16:13 – Tip Number 1
  • 00:19:44 – Tip Number 2
  • 00:21:30 – Tip Number 3
  • 00:23:06 – Tip Number 4
  • 00:25:17 – Tip Number 5
  • 00:26:08 – Tip Number 6
  • 00:28:13 – Tip Number 7
  • 00:29:23 – Tip Number 8

Q&A Segment

  • 00:34:09 – Question Number – 1 – I have what I think is a very solid team, however some of my team members are not as driven as others. How can I help motivate my less motivated team members?
  • 00:38:02 Question Number – 2 – Some of my team members are not willing or able to travel to a conference or a CE event. Any ideas on alternative ways to embrace lifelong learning?
  • 00:39:53 – Question Number – 3 – We have never discussed numbers in my practice and I have concerns that if I do so it will seem like we are more about numbers and money than patient care. Your thoughts?
  • 00:44:27 – Question Number – 4 – I have difficulty correcting team members, so as a result I avoid it. I know intellectually that avoidance is not an effective strategy and I need to overcome my avoidance. Any tips or suggestions?


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Gary Takacs

Gary Takacs Gary became a successful practice owner by purchasing a fixer-upper practice and developing it into a world-class dental practice. He is passionate about sharing his hard-earned insights and experiences with dental practices across the globe.

As a dental practice coach, Gary provides guidance for dental professionals on how to create a healthier practice style that lets them deliver excellent patient care while reducing depending on insurance.

More importantly, Gary’s insights are not just based on theory – as a co-owner of a dental practice, he has first-hand experience in making this transformation from a high-volume and low-fee insurance model to a fee-for-service approach that is more sustainable and promotes a patient-centric and financially healthy dental practice, and he is dedicated to sharing this knowledge with other dental practitioners via the popular Thriving Dentist Show!
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