You are the custodian of the vision – “this is where we are going”.

You are the example of the behaviours – “do as I do”.

You are an effective delegator – “this is what I want you to do, this is when I want it doing, this is how I want you to tell me when it is done”.

You create environments in which the right people become self-motivated – “this is what’s in it for you”.

Leadership is not management.

Leaders lead people.

Managers manage systems.

You are a leader.


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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.