The Incisal Edge Podcast – Ancora Imparo with Richard Hellen

Ancora Imparo is a Latin phrase which means “I am still learning”. My guest this week is an old friend of the pod, Richard Hellen, principal of York Place Dental Practice in Carlisle. We talk about getting back to work and lots, lots more. Enjoy.  PS I promise that the artwork/mugshot will have changedContinue reading “The Incisal Edge Podcast – Ancora Imparo with Richard Hellen”

The Fish Rots From The Head

“il pesce marcisce dalla testa” – The Fish Rots From The Head The final quarter of 2018 saw me speaking throughout the UK on “Leadership and Management”. In preparation I examined the characteristics of both, the differences between them and where they overlap. This exercise meant that I had to take stock of some of theContinue reading “The Fish Rots From The Head”

Mis-en-place. Do your prep work.

Mis-en-place is a French culinary term which means putting in place or everything in its place. It refers to the set up required before cooking, and is often used in professional kitchens to refer to organising and arranging the ingredients that a cook will require for the menu items that are expected to be preparedContinue reading “Mis-en-place. Do your prep work.”

“Dentistry is Tough”

You know you’re being taken seriously when the incoming BDA President checks your name and writing in their address. “An opinion piece was recently published in BDJ In Practice by Dr Alun Rees, ‘Is Dentistry making us sick?’ It starts with the statement, ‘Dentistry is tough’. I don’t think any of us would argue withContinue reading ““Dentistry is Tough””

The Monday Morning Quote #525

We’ve all seen talented young players who get to a certain level but there comes a time when talent will only take you so far. The great players go away and work on extra things. They work harder on their skills. They start having early nights and they think about their diet and training. ThatContinue reading “The Monday Morning Quote #525”

Mixed surgical teams lead to less medical error..

From The Economist Diverse surgical leadership promotes co-operation and decreases conflict SURGEONS are people, and people are animals, and animals often fight. Which is why Frans de Waal, an expert on animal behaviour, has turned his attention to the operating theatre to see if the methods he honed studying chimpanzees might be used to improveContinue reading “Mixed surgical teams lead to less medical error..”

Servant Leadership

I first came across the concept of Servant Leadership in Robert Greenleaf’s book. Wikipaedia describes the concept thus, “the servant-leader shares power, puts the needs of others first and helps people develop and perform as highly as possible. Servant leadership turns the power pyramid upside down which puts the customer service associates at top of pyramid;Continue reading “Servant Leadership”