Episode 517

Applying the 6 Leadership Styles in Your Practice

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: December 8, 2021 | Listening Time: 00:51:59

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In this episode Gary will talk about Daniel Goleman’s 6 leadership styles and give you examples of how you can apply these styles and 6 common challenges in a dental practice.

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These are Daniel Goleman’s 6 leadership styles

  1. The Authoritative (Visionary) Leader
  2. The Coaching Leader
  3. The Affiliative Leader
  4. The Democratic Leader
  5. The Pacesetting Leader
  6. The Coercive (Commanding) Leader

Tune into the episode to find out how to solve challenges in you dental practice using these styles of leadership.

Time Stamps

  • 00:00:25 – Introduction to the episode
  • 00:00:59 – Announcement on the iLove dentistry Facebook group.

Today’s Clinical Tip

  • 00:02:46 – A plan to improve your practice growth in 2022 by Art Wiederan

Coaching In Action

  • 00:10:32 – Gary talks about leadership?
  • 00:10:59 – Gary shares a recap of a past episode with Daniel Goleman on Leadership.
  • 00:12:18 – Gary talks about a wonderful analogy from Daniel Goleman.
  • 00:14:05 – Gary talks about Daniel Goleman’s 6 different styles of leadership.
  • 00:14:24 – Number 1
  • 00:14:56 – Number 2
  • 00:15:12 – Number 3
  • 00:15:24 – Number 4
  • 00:15:35 – Number 5
  • 00:15:48 – Number 6
  • 00:17:18 – An audio clip of Daniel Goleman talking about emotional intelligence
  • 00:22:16 – Gary talks about 6 different challenges and the leadership style that can be used to solve it.
  • 00:22:35 – Challenge Number 1
  • 00:25:18 – Challenge Number 2
  • 00:25:55 – Challenge Number 3
  • 00:27:18 – Challenge Number 4
  • 00:29:00 – Challenge Number 5
  • 00:30:43 – Challenge Number 6

Q&A Segment


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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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