Dry dock

Those P&O ferries plough their way back and forth across the English Channel and the North Sea – day after day of relentless repetition which must take its toll on both crew and machinery.So every now and then they are steered into port, where the crew can rest and the machinery can be checked and refurbished/modernised.
Which makes me reflect upon how often you, your team and your business are in “dry dock” – taking some time to rest, to think and plan the future and to repair and modernise your systems?
Not enough – or never?
My annual retreat has been a subject of ezine articles before now – 3 days every August where Team CB is in “dry dock”.
Such is the pace of change and opportunity that I’m now considering a series of “mini-retreats” throughout the year (perhaps quarterly) where we take a couple of days to think and plan.


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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.