Leadership is Asking “What Needs to be Done?”

Dr. Chris SaliernoA full day of leadership programming is underway now at the ADA 27th New Dentist Conference. If you are joining us later this weekend for networking and CE, we’re looking forward to seeing you! Don’t forget to follow the conference at #NDC2013

Dr. Chris Salierno kicked things off, welcoming the crowd and introducing national leaders. Leadership is a big deal for new dentists, and an important topic for us here at New Dentist Now. The famous management consultant Peter Drucker said, “Successful leaders don’t start out asking, ‘What do I want to do?’ They ask, ‘What needs to be done?’”

Over at the blog for Psychology Today, they outline 7 Things Successful Leaders Do Differently. Here’s the first item on their list:

They put relationships first. Successful leaders not only build networks, but they also nurture the connections they make. They make time for their clients and colleagues. They make time for people they mentor. They make time for their personal relationships.

Where have you made the relationships that matter most to you? Leave your answer in the comments.