Best of DSO Secrets: Leadership Resources

Editor’s note: The DSO Secrets: Dentist Entrepreneurs Growing Dental Organizations Facebook page is a place to find resources, networking opportunities, information about upcoming industry events, and a forum to ask fellow dentist entrepreneurs questions you may have about running your business. The following was a recent discussion among DSO Secrets Facebook page members.

Arunav Chakravarty asked: Any recommendations of audio books, podcasts on leadership?

DSO Secrets Facebook page members responded:

Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead podcast. – Cassie Tallon

Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership podcast. Listened to each podcast multiple times. – Bernie Kolber

TED Business is a leadership podcast hosted by Modupe Akinola of Columbia’s Business School. Brené Brown’s podcast Dare to Lead is worth checking out as well. – Sina S. Amiri

1. “Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box,” by The Arbinger Institute

2. “Who Not How: The Formula to Achieve Bigger Goals Through Accelerating Teamwork,” by Dan Sullivan and Dr. Benjamin Hardy

3. “The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable,” by Patrick Lencioni

4. “Conversations Worth Having: Using Appreciative Inquiry to Fuel Productive and Meaningful Engagement,” by Jacqueline M. Stavros and Cheri Torres.” – Gary Bird

“Paul Etchison’s Dental Practice Heroes podcast.” – Kaori Ema

“Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell,” by Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg is fantastic.” – Kyle Garro

“The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals,” by Sean Covey and Chris McChesney. Simple yet profound. – Doug Gray

Agree with the “Leadership and Self-Deception” recommendation. It’s a mandatory read for all our new employees on Day No. 2. Also recently read “If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 1/2 Things You Would Do Differently” and it was amazing. All about vision for what a healthcare setting can be like. – Tim Richardson

“None of these will help unless you actually implement what they are saying. A lot of times we (I am guilty also) listen to them, believe they have great ideas and we never change. Take an idea and give it a chance! I do this weekly now. Some work, some do not, but if you do not try, why even waste your time reading or listening?” – John Cannariato

I love the book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear as this is the start for any good implementation of leadership or anything you are passionate about! – Eric Todd Scheyer

“Radical Candor” by Kim Scott who will be a speaker at the 2021 DEO Summer Summit. – Deo Crew

The Resilient Entrepreneur podcast with Kevin Johnson. – Patrick O’Rourke

“The 15 Commitments to Conscious Leadership,” by Jim Dethmer and Diana Chapman! A must read. – Charles Moser