Head in a spin

Yes – I’ve reached that point in the day where I’m looking at my computer screen and nothing is happening – because – my brain is frazzled.

A 6-hour conversation with Phillippa Goodwin on the subject of our very own:

  • 90-day goals
  • Tasks to 31st December 2010
  • Strategic Plan for 2011-2012
  • Overall End Game for 2018 (my 65th)
  • Activity Plan beyond 2018

And individual conversations in each of the above categories around:

  • Financial targets
  • Branding
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Service Offer
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Team CB and Operational Systems
  • Leadership & Management
  • Personal and Professional Time Management

At the end of which, we both staggered out of The Shed in Falmouth with

  • even longer “to do” lists
  • a mind-map
  • steam coming out of our ears
  • a commitment to have turned all of this into a workable plan by 1st September 2010

This evening – energised, excited and exhausted.


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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.