Surrounding yourself with the right people

When you are recruiting team members, hiring suppliers or considering a business partnership, think about these characteristics:

  • DRIVEN – they have a point to prove, a quest;
  • LEADER – they know how to create environments in which people around them become self-motivated;
  • COMMUNICATOR – they are articulate;
  • GET STUFF DONE – they just do.

Apply that test in your recruiting and your hiring.

Anything less is, at best mediocre and at worst, a problem. You are better off not bothering.

You will be looking for needles in haystacks but it will be worth the wait.

Surround yourself with the right people.


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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.