Avoid the top 10 hiring mistakes

August 22, 2015

Filed under: Announcements,General,HR Compliance,Practice Leadership,Practice Resources — Ginny Hegarty @ 10:42 am

FullSizeRenderDoctors, I’m happy to share the link to the American Dental Association’s 2015 Summer Edition of Dental Practice Success and my article on page 6 Avoid the top 10 hiring mistakes.

 

 

Practice Leaders: This is AADOM – This is YOUR meeting!

August 3, 2015

In this video Ginny Hegarty, SPHR discusses her two presentations for this year’s annual session of the American Association of Dental Office Managers #AADOM15

Four Steps To A Great Hire

May 23, 2015

Filed under: Announcements,General,HR Compliance,Practice Leadership,Practice Resources — Ginny Hegarty @ 10:46 am

ADA Hegarty CourseThe American Dental Association, in partnership with the University of Notre Dame, has introduced the ADA Executive Program in Dental Practice Management.  The preview of my course Four Steps To A Great Hire is now available at this link.

Wondering what this online Certificate Program is all about? The ADA explains “this unique, six-course certificate program features the only blended curriculum that combines insight from the nation’s largest dental association with business acumen from a top-ranked business university.” I’d strongly encourage you to visit this link to see the comprehensive course offerings.

To Tell The Truth: Hiring… on Purpose

December 1, 2014

Do You Remember the old game show “To Tell The Truth?”

This long-runTTTTning game show featured challengers who were introduced and all  claimed to be the central character. Celebrity panelists conducted a Q&A and then  had to choose who they thought was actually telling the truth and was the real  central character.

 When it comes to finding the next best team member for your practice, you too will  face multiple candidates who claim to be the ‘real thing.’

Let’s spend some time talking about how you can navigate these tricky waters and improve your chances for success. In this webinar, we’ll review laws, recommendations and follow actual candidates through the selection process.

Hiring may be more art than science… but there’s so much you can do to tip the odds of making a good hire in your favor. Please join me Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 5:00 Pacific & 8:00 Eastern for an interactive webinar, Hiring… on Purpose!

You will learn:

  • To add rigor to your hiring process to improve the odds you hire right – the first time
  • How to separate the best interviewers from the best candidates – this is huge!
  • Gain confidence as an interviewer as we review actual questions & answers from real dental practice interviews
  • Protect your practice and yourself by understanding the legalities that exist in the hiring process
  • You’ll see if you can indeed “pick the winner.”

Click this link to register for this webinar hosted by The Scheduling College 

Swimming With the Fishes: Breakthrough Communication Success

April 16, 2014

Just back from speaking at the Excellence in Dentistry, Inc. meeting in Destin, Florida. The theme of this year’s meeting was “The Godfathers of Dentistry”  You may see in the photo that this was my second “Godfather” experience. This time I was dubbed “The Voice” and presented Breakthrough Communication Success, Six Surprisingly Simple, yet oh, so powerful steps to improve communication and bottom-line results with your team and patients:

#1 Ditch the Drama  #2 It’s a Simple Choice  #3 Challenge the Status Quo

#4 Set Clear Expectations  #5 Tap into Purpose  #6 Distinguish Yourself

What a thrill to be part of an awesome speaker lineup that included Dr. Gordon Christensen, Dr. David Phelps, Dr. Bruce BairdRachel Teel Wall & Wendy Briggs.

A stroll on the pier’s boardwalk at the end of the meeting ended with one of my heels falling 20 feet below into the bay, unretrievable. Nothing left to do but make a wish & toss the other one into the water. Considering the theme, I’m glad it’s just my shoes that are swimming with the fishes!

Wild Smiles Breakthrough Communication Success

August 19, 2013

If you’re in the Fayetteville, Arkansas area this Friday, August 23, 2013 please join me for Wild Smiles 2013

 I’ll be presenting Breakthrough Communication Success and will be joined on the program by Garrett Gunderson, Dr. Marie T. Fluent, Teresa Duncan and Rita Zamora
http://courses.arbraces.com/practice/register

 

Building On Our Parents’ Lessons

August 15, 2013

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION IS OVER. The world has changed. We see this change at every turn as technology influences all aspects of our lives. For those of us whose parents raised us on the value of a great work ethic, it’s important to recognize and respond to the fact that the Industrial Revolution is over. With all due respect to our well-intentioned parents, a  great work ethic is no longer enough.  Today you must engage both your employee and your client’s hearts and heads to effectively connect and create practice growth and success.

After all the cutting edge education and sexy technology is in place, the magic doesn’t happen until your people engage. A Blessings White study done in 2011 reveals that only two of every six employees is truly engaged in the vision and mission of the business. Engagement then is the single biggest leadership challenge that business owners and managers face these days.

A recent INC Magazine article spotlighted the most effective leaders today realize that the workforce no longer responds to the Oz model of leadership; the all knowing, all powerful doesn’t play anymore. We’ve moved from The Age of Autocracy and leaders like Jack Welch in the 80s through The Age of Empowerment with leaders like Meg Whitman in the 90s and we’re now firmly in The Age of Nurture with leaders like Tony Hsieh of Zappos and Whole Food’s John Mackey.

We hear a lot about Culture these days, especially some very famous companies that differentiate themselves with their culture. For example, Apple has a culture of innovation. Zappos’ culture is to “Deliver Happiness.” Fed Ex and Southwest Airlines are companies that have very strong cultures.  It’s important to remember 3 things regarding your culture:

  1. Culture is not a program, it’s a core belief that has staying power and could last forever
  2. Culture is your differentiator; it’s why your team and your patients will choose you over another practice.
  3. Culture cannot be bought; it develops from the inside out, with habits over time.

In my upcoming webinar as part of the Patterson Dental Practicing With the Masters Series,  I am challenging attendees to ‘BE the Joneses.”  The challenge is to stop playing follow the leader and instead to lead on purpose. My intent is that you lead both deliberately (on purpose) and meaningfully (with a focus on your own unique purpose). Once you’ve come together to fully understanding Why You Do What You Do & Who You Are Being When You Do It, your systems, protocols will create structure around your culture.

Please join me on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 11:00am Central

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Watch for Ginny’s Video Series in Dental Products Report’s Morning Huddle eNewletter

March 22, 2013

I was thrilled to be invited to participate in Dental Products Report‘s Morning Huddle eNewsletter. We recorded a series of videos that will be shared with the DPR audience. DPR’s Editor-in-Chief Thais Carter coordinated the video shoot. Topics included: Let’s Talk About…  The Heart of the Matter, The Power of Focus, Energy Breeds Resuls, Team Meetings, Success in Difficult Conversations and Breakthrough Communication Success. I’m excited for the series launch and to hear your feedback and best take aways

DPR Editor-in-Chief Thais Carter with Ginny Hegarty

DPR Editor-in-Chief Thais Carter with Ginny Hegarty

8 Tips To Be A Better Leader

March 19, 2013

Proud to once again be a part of Dentistry IQ’s 100 Best Tips   Here’s my latest contribution in Dentistry IQ 8 Tips To Be a Better Leader 

8 Tips to Be A Better Leader including a tip from Ginny Hegarty, SPHR

Real-time feedback is where people strategy and strong business results intersect! Nothing changes without your feedback. The more timely your feedback, the more agile your team, and, therefore, the more effective and profitable your business. Embrace a proactive human resource strategy for performance appraisals – this coaching should be a real-time conversation about personal and professional growth to challenge and support team members to take their performance to the next level. The world has changed: mobile phones, Facebook, Twitter, and texting create immediate feedback in every aspect of our lives. It’s time we raise the bar on human resource leadership in dentistry.
-Ginny Hegarty, SPHR Dental Practice Development, Inc.

Plan to Work Less in 2013

December 11, 2012

“If you’re going to work hard, you might as well be working hard at working less. The real measure of success is how free you are—financially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—to live life the way you want to live it.”            -Great advice from T. Harv Eker

Did you know that studies show that 70% of the time businesses that struggle to meet their goals do so because they have a poor plan? Only 4% of the time does poor business performance correlate with economic conditions.

It’s a great time of year for a refresh, a new beginning. Make plans to begin your new year with a clear plan, a strategic plan in    10 Simple Steps: Here is a link to our strategic planning guide that will support you to bring your team onboard, engaged and inspired to make 2013 an outstanding year:  

 http://bit.ly/VBuHpv  (http://ginnyhegarty.com/resources.html)

Zero Moment of Truth at SCN, The Speaking Consulting Network

June 16, 2012

Rita Zamora presents at the Speaking Consulting Network Conference 2012
Social Media Authority Rita Zamora

 

I want to congratulate Lois Banta, CEO of the Speaking Consulting Network (SCN) and her team for a power-packed conference in Charleston last week. Hall of Fame Speakers Lou Heckler & Dr. Alan Zimmerman spoke on powerful, personal vision. Mark LeBlanc inspired us with his vision for success. My favorite quote from Mark “Never underestimate the power of a simple step repeated.” Gary Zelesky promised “explosive energy”and boy, did he deliver! His passion and his compassion were unforgettable. Social media authority, Rita Zamora‘s powerful presentation on day 1 was referenced by virtually every speaker who followed her. “As Rita said..” became a ‘need-to-know’ reference. Dentistry’s elegant Lioness, Katherine Eitel, SCN Founder, Linda Miles, along with two speaker challenge programs and member presentations rounded out an impressive two-day event.

Meet Me For Coffee at the Yankee Dental Congress

January 23, 2012

Filed under: Announcements,Practice Leadership,Strategic Planning,Team Development — Ginny Hegarty @ 10:49 am

Meet Ginny Hegarty at the Yankee Dental Congress

Join me for Coffee at the Yankee Dental Congress

Systems alone don’t create success… People do.  If you’re at the Yankee Dental Congress this Friday, please stop by. I’m looking forward to meeting you and answering your HR questions. Managing and leading the team proactively will enable you to improve communication and avoid the drama that holding you back. Supporting and developing your human capital is my passion. Let’s talk about finding, hiring and retaining great team members.  I’ll have my learning resources on hand too. Click here to preview The Hiring Process Simplified, The Practice Renewal System and The Leadership & Accountability System.

I’ll be in the Patterson Dental booth # 430 on Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11am