The Weekend Read – PAMBO by Baker & Davies

I read this after meeting Michael Baker recently and being impressed with his ideas. When he couldn’t quite reconcile existing management theories with the real world he decided to write his own practical book. A fable of a newly appointed manager discovering that life after promotion isn’t quite as easy as it looks, it dealsContinue reading “The Weekend Read – PAMBO by Baker & Davies”

Why the Uber decision isn’t the end for self-employed Dentists

As usual the sky falling in faction in UK dentistry have taken the High Court’s decision in favour of the Uber Drivers as the signal that the floodgates will open and this is the end for all self-employed associates. In my opinion this should lead to more dental principals, associates, therapists and hygienists becoming moreContinue reading “Why the Uber decision isn’t the end for self-employed Dentists”

We all think we’re productive, but are we?

Excerpt from Jonty Bloom’s Blog: High pay for high performers “….But it does bring me back to productivity, British industry is 30% less productive than America’s, and well behind France, Germany and Italy. There are many reasons but one of the biggest is that British management is bad, really bad. Not only is it badContinue reading “We all think we’re productive, but are we?”

Are you a bunch, a group or a team?

This article was inspired by Kathy Kolbe and her work, I have been trying to find my notes from my last trip to Phoenix but they are hidden or hiding. It was then that I first heard Kathy talk about the concept of a bunch, a group and a team. In my work with smallContinue reading “Are you a bunch, a group or a team?”

Brainstorming, a great way to…

Fail. Not because it doesn’t have any validity, it does of course have its uses, but because it is done so badly. Wrong place, wrong people, wrong problems which all contribute to the wrong solutions. My experiences of the technique, for which we have to thank Alex Faickney Osborne and his book Applied Imagination, isContinue reading “Brainstorming, a great way to…”

You don’t have to do this…”Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School”

An excerpt from the forthcoming book, “101 Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School” “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Polonius. Hamlet, Act 1, Scene 3. Is Dentistry really what you want to do? YouContinue reading “You don’t have to do this…”Things They Didn’t Teach You at Dental School””

The Natural Order of Things

John Naughton posted this quote from Douglas Adams on his Memex blog HERE. “Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and youContinue reading “The Natural Order of Things”