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Life is too short to learn exclusively from our own mistakes

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On any given day, the most talented team can lose a sporting event. We’ve all suffered the heartbreak of having “our” teams come up short. It’s especially tough when we believe that the best team did not win. The reality is that bringing a group of talented players together does not ensure a winning team.

But, win or lose, if we’re paying attention, there are definitely lessons to be learned that can make all the difference the next time out.

Sports has long been said to imitate life and that was never so true as when applied to the principle that you can learn at least as much from mistakes as you can from successes. Even better, you don’t have to suffer the mistakes personally to learn the lessons. Life is too short to learn exclusively from your own mistakes.

Let’s spend some time extracting the wisdom, the life lessons and the grace from others’ missteps so we can shorten our own learning curves, turn our talent into performance and become stronger, more agile teams.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn how your best intentions and even your best manners may be getting in the way of clear communication and consistent results.
  • Discover how to recognize and break through artificial harmony to truly connect with each other.
  • Move beyond the rhetoric and learn how to truly embody teamwork.

Release date: Sun, November 27, 2011

Speaker: Ginny Hegarty

ginny-hegartyGinny Hegarty, owner and President of Dental Practice Development, Inc. holds certification from Villanova University and the HR Certification Institute as a Senior Professional in Human Resource and is an independent consultant for Bent Ericksen & Associates, a leading employment law compliance firm. Ginny is a featured speaker at The Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI). She has authored the Practically Speaking Column in Dental Products/Practice Report for the past six years and been published in Dental Economics and other trade journals. Ginny lectures at the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia as part of the Practice Management Program, and is the President-Elect of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants.

Drawing on over twenty-five years experience in dental practice administration and software systems integration, Ginny Hegarty now focuses on empowering dentists and their teams to improve their practices and lives as a coach, transformational trainer, consultant, speaker and author. Ginny’s breadth of experience, passion and pragmatism get her clients thinking, learning and leading as she offers real-world, practical solutions to the challenges they face.


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