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Ep 9: Four Things You Should Be Doing As a Leader

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In today’s episode of The Veterinary Business Success Show, Dr. Dave Nicol, the founder of VetX International and one of the world’s foremost experts on veterinary leadership, discusses four things a leader should be doing and why they tend not to get these things down.

If you are in a leadership role, this episode is for you.

As a leader, you have important things you need to do which aren’t clinical. This episode goes into detail about what these things are, including: 

  • Thinking critically
  • Making decisions
  • Planning
  • Communicating

Outline of this episode:

  • [00:25] Dr. Dave Nicol introduces the episode and the importance of leadership.
  • [02:00] Dr. Dave Nicol introduces the first of the four things which every leader must use, the first one being to ‘think’
  • [03:10] The second leadership activity is introduced by Dave (decision making)
  • [04:45] Dr. Dave Nicol talks about his third leadership activity – to plan
  • [05:26] Dr. Dave Nicol discusses his last point – the importance of communication
  • [06:19] An example of doing these strategies 
  • [10:03] Difference in gratification between clinical work and leadership work
  • [13:02] Accepting the role of the leader and summarising the four things every leader needs

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