The legions of Rome carried their standard before them into battle.

The eagle, symbolising The Emperor.

The numeral of The Legion.

The letters SPQR – Senatus Publicus Que Romanus – The Senate and the People of Rome.

All of which were a reminder of WHY they were marching into battle.

Melodramatic perhaps in the context of your first day back in 2017?

Will your team congregate in the staff room this morning to reminisce on the best bits of Christmas and New Year and then wearily announce “here we go again”.

Take a moment today to check in with everyone and remind them of your WHY.


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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.