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Today Is The Day!!!


Let’s talk about that team member. You know, the one who always shows up late? Or the one who hasn’t been pitching in? Yes, THAT one! You’ve been meaning to talk to them for a while now. But you keep avoiding the conversation! I get it, conflict is scary. You don’t want to make things awkward by rocking the boat. At the same time, their behavior can’t continue. You HAVE to make a decision.

Ask them this: “Are you with us? Or are you out?”

They might not be living up to your practice’s core values. However, that doesn’t mean you have to let them go. Always give team members an opportunity to change. After all, you brought them onto the team for a reason. You saw something in them. If they’re willing to change, great—if not, they’re the wrong fit.

Need a little pep talk? Watch this video — it’ll motivate you to have the conversation you’ve been avoiding!

Kirk Behrendt

Kirk Behrendt is a renowned consultant and speaker in the dental industry, known for his expertise in helping dentists create better practices and better lives. With over 30 years of experience in the field, Kirk has dedicated his professional life to optimizing the best systems and practices in dentistry. Kirk has been a featured speaker at every major dental meeting in the United States. His company, ACT Dental, has consistently been ranked as one of the top dental consultants in Dentistry Today's annual rankings for the past 10 years. In addition, ACT Dental was named one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States by Inc Magazine, appearing on their Inc 5000 list. Kirk's motivational skills are widely recognized in the dental industry. Dr. Peter Dawson of The Dawson Academy has referred to Kirk as "THE best motivator I have ever heard." Kirk has also assembled a trusted team of advisor experts who work with dentists to customize individual solutions that meet their unique needs. When he's not motivating dentists and their teams, Kirk enjoys coaching his children's sports teams and spending time with his amazing wife, Sarah, and their four children, Kinzie, Lily, Zoe, and Bo.