The 2019 Cloud9Ortho User’s Meeting has a great lineup of guest speakers, modified class offerings and roundtable discussions. Many of the speakers from last year are returning along with several new ones. Chris Bentson will present, Smart vs. Healthy - How Becoming a Healthy Organization is the Secret Sauce to Success.
What’s the secret sauce to success in the present orthodontic environment? Our observation is - become a healthy organization! This lecture is centered on themes published by author Patrick Lencioni (author of 11 books, including “Five Dysfunctions of a Team” and most recently “The Advantage”). This lecture will concentration, in part, on what it takes to be “Smart” with regard to the disciplines of strategy, finance, marketing/sales, and technology - fundamentals of all businesses large or small.
The second half of this lecture will focus on that it means to be “Healthy”. These softer skills include the art of building a healthy organization centered around a leader’s ability to articulate the “why”, the need to attract and build a leadership team, the necessity of repeating the mission, the “why”, with clarity, and ultimately the need to get out of the way and give the freedom to the organization (employees) to accomplish the mission.
Many doctor-owners focus 90% of their time on how to be “Smart” but this presentation will refocus doctors on why 50% of their time should be spent on being “Healthy”. This change will make in a difference in practice performance in today’s competitive orthodontic environment. Trends in the specialty will be incorporated throughout this fast-paced presentation.
On behalf of the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists, I want to tell you how much we enjoyed your presentation on Business Succession Planning. Our members who attended spoke favorably about the information you presented and were glad they attended. Your lecture brought new insights and valuable information to our profession; I would imagine they will all put some of your ideas into practice.
-Lorraine Mollohan, Executive Director