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Managing team members

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FIRSTLINE: Aug 20, 2015
Whining about your pay gets you nowhere. Learn why your bosses aren’t paying you more. Then bust through their excuses (ahem: reasons) to earn more at your veterinary practice.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Aug 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
Despite our leadership-obsessed culture, are you looking in the right places to find the next big thing in your veterinary practice? Here's how one practice manager coaxed leadership qualities out of his staff.
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 05, 2015
A bully on your veterinary team may start with a little growling and nipping, but you need to bark back before they ravage your team’s culture and ruin more than just the workday.
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FIRSTLINE: Aug 04, 2015
Consider these sweet (and affordable) incentives to appreciate your veterinary team. Yes, you can have your cake and eat it too!
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 31, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
Getting on board is easier than you think--and it doesn't have to be a chore
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 21, 2015
This Practice Manager of the Year nominee shares her experience overseeing older, more experienced team members.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 16, 2015
Training and communication are your best bets when it comes to preventing accidents.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
Even if you try to regularly thank your team for a job well done, people still enjoy a few minutes of solely hearing praise. In this exercise, you can learn more about how team members view themselves in contrast to how their fellow teammates view them. It's all positivity--no calling out weaknesses--making it fun for all involved.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
As Stuart Smalley would say, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me!" Since most of us don't get out of bed each morning repeating this phrase, let your teammates remind you with this activity.
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
This activity helps stimulate team members to enact the old adage "treat others as you like to be treated." Each member of the team takes a few minutes to list possible ways they would finish the sentence, "I like it when people are ..."
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FIRSTLINE: Jul 14, 2015
Try these boredom busters to bring the fun back to your team training meetings.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jul 02, 2015
This Practice Manager of the Year nominee tackled the elephant in the room and turned a hiring irritation into a morale booster.
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dvm360.com: Jun 25, 2015
By dvm360.com staff
This toolkit delivers articles, tips, handouts, videos and tools all designed to make it as easy as possible to discuss flea control with your team and clients. (With an educational grant provided by Merck)
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 18, 2015
This Practice Manager of the Year nominee sold her practice owners a plan for new vaccines and testing. The result? Practice revenue.
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VETERINARY ECONOMICS: Jun 17, 2015
Don't throw them in and hope they swim. Share with your new client service representative or veterinary technician just how great their new colleagues, their new training program and their new practice really is. It all starts with a great first day ...