“Make it so”

When Captain Picard issued that command, the inference was:

  • we know what we have to do
  • I don’t need to know the detail
  • I just want you to get on with it

and, of course, the assumption is that you have a team of people around you who know:

  • what to do
  • how to do it
  • why they are doing it
  • how they will be measured
  • when you want it for

perhaps most important of all:

  • they want to do it for themselves and
  • they want to do it for you

The very essence of leadership, management and delegation.

So when I’m with a client who bemoans the fact that they “don’t have enough time to get everything done”, I know I’m with a client who needs (more) coaching on leadership, management, delegation, vision, plan, goals – and, critically, team-building.

The very bed-rock of your success is a fabulous team who know the who, what, when, where, why answers.

Make it so.


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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.