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Episode 163

Competition is Good, Until It’s Not with Dr. Lisa Knowles

by Gary Takacs | February 18, 2015

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Dental PodcastMany Dentists are highly competitive. The educational path to become a Dentist encouraged competition and perhaps even favors those with a more competitive spirit. In this Thriving Dentist Show Gary interviews his friend Dr. Lisa Knowles about the topic of this competitive spirit.

Running Time: 55:05 min

In this insightful interview, Gary and Lisa discuss when the competitive spirit is useful and productive and when it is not, how mass media and communication outlets depict competition and how this media contributes to a misplaced focus on competition, why competition can be counter productive to developing an effective team, the role of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) in dealing with competition and simple strategies for keeping yourself in check to avoid being too competitive. This is a very important topic and Lisa brings some useful education and personal perspective to help her colleagues.

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