Is there a bleep in your veterinary practice's internal mission statement--and does it motivate you? Business Channel Director Brendan Howard shares one practice's mission statement from Shawn McVey's preconvention seminar, "Hit Your Hospital's 'Refresh' Button: Pathway Planning for a New Future" at CVC Washington D.C.
Every person at our practice has an important job to keep this business running smoothly. But our reception, kennel and lab team members don't always get along. I wish all areas could be more understanding of each other's jobs. But sometimes it feels like we're considered expendable. How can we bring our group together as a team?—Feeling expendable
To prepare for a meeting with your veterinary team manager, write down your thoughts. State the problem in one or two sentences. Next, list two or three specific examples with approximate dates and times. Finally, offer a positive solution. "Fire Mary" isn't what most managers want to hear. Bosses want constructive steps that can help heal your team. Start your conversation with a request that respects your manager's time:
An important trait of coachable players is their willingness to practice to improve their performance. So here are some exercises you can practice to develop yourself as a coachable veterinary team member: