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3 Ways to Measure Leadership

I started my independent consulting business, 4th Gear Consulting back in 2009 because I thought we needed more leaders. As I’ve worked with veterinary practices and teams, I continue to learn what is driving our collective lack of leaders. As…
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The 8 Vectors of Organizational Change

When I was in college, I initially wanted to be an engineer. I remember learning all about vectors in physics class. A vector is an arrow that represents direction and force. As I work with practices to help them manage…
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It’s Time to Change the Way We Change

There is a common theme that we see in veterinary practices today. Change. Change is hard and always happening. Often we change too much and too fast. We don’t leave time for one change to stick before we mix it…
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