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Episode 163

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

Host: Gary Takacs | Published Date: February 18, 2015 | Listening Time: 0:55:05

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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.

Lisa’s website: www.intentionaldental.com

Lisa’s email address: intentionaldental@gmail.com

Lisa’s Blog: www.beyond32teeth.com


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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