Dec 13 2020
11. How are you driving?
Every manager or leader needs a way of knowing how their practice is doing.Is everything going well or are there problems ahead? Without this it’s like driving blindfold.You need a system and a set of measures that monitors, measure and tracks the most important areas of the business and practice. Whether you call them key performance indicators, metrics or your dashboard, for managers and leaders in practice, it’s an important, if not the most important, tool.It’s how you know if you’re on target to achieve your goals or if changes are needed. It provides essential information for your biggest decisions, and it can tell you where the problems are before they really hit.Maybe you’re not doing this because you don’t know what to monitor, or you believe that everything is fine, but if you can’t see you don’t know what’s happening.In this episode I share how you can put your own system of measures in place and how you can use them to help you manage and lead your practice.If you liked this podcast you can find even more ideas and tools to help you improve your Leadership in my book Leadership in Practice and my blogs posted on Linkedin. If you’d need help with a leadership challenge, I’d be delighted to discuss this with you and you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also connect with me on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook or by visiting leadershipinpractice.co.ukIt will be great to connect with you. The Leadership in Practice podcast, hosted by Gary Hughes, is for Practice Managers and all leaders in general practice and if you are in this role, you’ll know how complicated and difficult it can be. In each episode I’ll be discussing a business, management or leadership challenge, and I’ll provide ideas and tools to help you understand how you can be a better leader of your practice. If you want to be a regular listener to the show the easiest way is to subscribe on Apple Podcasts. Don’t forget to visit our website and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter for more great ideas and advice to help you become a better leader of your practice.