Leadership and management

I am pondering the distinction between leadership and management.
Managers create, monitor and measure systems.
Leaders inspire people.
Many of my clients in dentistry are poor at management (they have few measurable systems) and do no leadership at all.
A few of them are excellent managers with robust systems.
A small minority are leaders.
Your business requires systems.
Your people want leadership.


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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.