It really does make the world seem a better place.
Presenting in Birmingham yesterday, I was addressing the issue of “team building” and explaining that appreciation does more to build morale than money or training. Just a heartfelt “thank you” makes all the difference.
As I spoke, an email popped into my in-box from a dentist who attended in Leeds on Monday – one of four I have received in the last 24 hours to say how much they enjoyed the day and were inspired by the content and the environment we create.
Living in a stressful world can be exhausting – but to read such an appreciative email at the end of the day or (as now) first thing in the morning makes ALL the difference.
To quote Ivan Misner, “givers gain” – so I ask you to ask yourself, “do I give enough appreciation to those around me?”


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.