Business

How many of you feel comfortable with calling yourself a leader?It's a sad fact that many people seem unable to recognise their leadership capabilities. We appear to have made leadership something bigger than us, something beyond us. We identify leadership qualities in only a few,...

Do you ever find it difficult to make a decision? Do you ponder for days and days, weighing up the pro’s and con’s but still find it challenging to take action? Here’s a simple but highly effective set of questions to ask yourself (or people...

Guilty as charged.  We all think we can multi task, but the reality is fascinating.  Incidentally I must confess that I began writing this whilst singing along to the radio and checking my emails at the same time as making coffee.  When I read the...

Vet Dynamics' list of simple New Years resolutions can instantly help you and your practice:It’s tiring running a vet practice, isn’t it? And it’s all too easy to become jaded and depressed.  Blue Monday, known to be the most depressing day of the ENTIRE year...

All businesses go through 5 stages of growth from start-up to becoming a successful business. At each stage the business needs to invest in very specific strategies and the owner needs to adopt a change in mind-set to progress to the next stage. Failure to do...

The veterinary industry is transforming in terms of corporatisation, competition, commoditisation, client compliance and public perception. These changes are accompanied by concerns about vets’ mental well-being, new graduate support and preparedness, as well as attrition from the profession. Much of this comes from the fact...

To be effective, recruitment must comprehensively assess both eligibility and suitability, and provide an overall measurement from that assessment. Experience shows that the traditional HR approach tends to deal with the ‘eligibility’ factor effectively, but little, if any, thought is given to the issue of ‘suitability’.This...

In all businesses there are groups and individuals competing for resources or influence. Whether at an individual, group or organisational level, there are a wide range of differences in priorities, values and opinions.The question of whether conflict should exist or be ironed out, whether it...

We are all creatures of habit. Our habits are engrained with years, sometimes decades, of repeated behaviours that have worked for us. The conventional wisdom is that it takes three months to change a good habit and six months to change a bad one.  Change is not...