I’m a big fan of self-help books. I’m not talking about “Golf For Dummies” but just good old nonfiction reads. Whether it’s financial or marital advice (“5 Love Languages” anyone?), I really believe that you can find answers to most your problems in books. Is a book as effective as a financial adviser, maybe not; but it’s a lot less expensive.
So whether or not you’re currently attending ASDA’s National Leadership Conference in Chicago this weekend, you can still gain a lot of leadership insights just from picking up some reading material. Yes, you’ll have to put down the study guides and textbooks for a minute, but the break from dentistry might do you some good.
Read on for a list of leadership reads that can set you on the path to success in dental school and beyond.
If you’re asking yourself how you’ll manage a practice, stay on top of dental trends and be a respected leader with no formal training, you’re not alone. Like many dental students, by the time you graduate you’ve mastered the clinical aspects of dentistry but you’re pretty green when it comes to being a professional. So, what are you to do: wait until you’re a dentist and see what happens or do something about it now?
Today is the first day of ASDA’s second ever National Leadership Conference! If you couldn’t make it to Chicago for this leadership-tip-packed weekend, we still have you covered. Dentists are leaders in their practices and often their communities as well. ASDA helps prepare students for the leadership expected from health professionals. Below are four resources to hone your leadership skills right now.
ASDA members are awesome. We’ve known that for a while. Every story I hear from local chapter leaders reminds me of how strongly the ASDA fever burns around the country. I should really start carrying a thermometer.
Our challenge, over the past year, was to plan a national conference as awesome as you. We wanted to make you think, and help you grow as leaders and dental professionals. But how can we truly challenge and inspire a room full of intelligent, dynamic, self-starters?
Our answer: Get you out of your comfort zone.
Watch this video with tips from today’s sessions on writing your CV and how to ace any interview!
Watch a video from this morning’s speaker, Maria Storm from Dale Carnegie-Chicago. Maria speaks about motivation and how to employ Dale Carnegie’s most famous principle.
In this video, we spoke with ADA’s Immediate Past President, Dr. Bill Calnon, and his son, Tim Calnon (Buffalo ’13), after their session on finding a great mentor. We also caught up with Dr. Dan Hammer (Pacific ’11) on ethics. Next we spoke with Drs. Ryan Dulde and Chris Salierno about holding effective meetings and networking. Finally, tips on bringing vision to goal-setting and using Facebook for your professional life are delivered in the final video of the day. Watch below or click here if you’re reading this via a subscriber e-mail.