THE GREAT RESIGNATION – ARE YOU READY?

Looking to change jobs — Had enough — Not appreciated Or Just love working from home — No daily commute — Hours in traffic Hot stuffy trains and buses — Busy streets — Not worth the money It’s great to be looking around and it’s certainly the time BUT Are you ready Having made many moves during my career — I’ve discovered some pitfalls Not least of all was the…

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“THE GREAT RESIGNATION” – IS THIS THE ANSWER TO BURNOUT?

New data from HR platform “Employment Hero” suggests — The Great Resignation  Is happening in Australia In a Survey of Local workers, 40% said they were going to look for a new job Within the next 6 months! 15% were already actively looking to split from their current employer.  Cited as the possible reasons for the move: Lack of Career Opportunity Lack of Recognition Lack of  a Pay Rise Topping…

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COPE! REALLY?

You’ve just got to learn to cope Learn some coping mechanism, mindfulness strategies, techniques to help you cope. So I looked up cope — As you do, had to know what the definition was To face and deal with responsibilities and attempt to overcome problems and difficulties Ok, I’m with it so far then an example is given After his breakdown he couldn’t cope any longer So we go from…

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DENTAL DISTRESS & BURNOUT

“Job burnout is a prolonged response to chronic emotional and interpersonal stressors on the job and is defined here by the three dimensions of exhaustion, cynicism, and sense of inefficacy … Research has yielded new insights into the sources of stress, but effective interventions have yet to be developed and evaluated.” — Christina Maslach: 2003 I’m a fan of this work — AND — We can even look further Hans…

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THE STALL — BENCHING BURNOUT

Ask any pilot, what happens when you run out of lift — you’re nose high and about to stall (OK you can stall in straight and level by reducing power — Not the point) Either you address the problem or crash and burn Drop the nose — Increase the power if required — return to straight and level flight Most training aircraft are equipped with a Stall Warner Heed the…

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The List – Benching Burnout

I was just trying to remember the conversation that went “Before you choose your career path — Design your life path — Or accept second best” Er — Nope it didn’t happen — (I do remember Colonal Ball suggesting I was no scientist) Well I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to settle for second best would I? Ummmh Imagine — A Life Path by Design — Well at least a well…

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No Regrets Tour

It will happen Perhaps online rather than physically because right now we have just entered another lockdown These rolling events really do play havoc with planning a physical location With actually sitting with you Chatting — Shaking hands — Exchanging ideas Just before the event happened I was to embark on the No Regrets Tour. Why no regrets? Because as you near the end of your career there is this…

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WHAT DO YOU REALLY  WANT — HOW TO DEFEAT BURNOUT

Chances are if the headline got you — You are at some level of burnout — That’s Ok Well it’s not really but how do you defeat it Get rid of those feelings of despair — Loss of confidence in your prescribing ability The worry about the quality of your work The feeling that people expect more from you than you can give Leaving you exhausted — fatigued— with a…

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DENTISTRY — WHAT ELSE?

So you’ve always wanted to be a dentist - What else? Strange question? — Not really! There’s a distinct lack of confidence in the NHS — Particularly for dentists I left it except for a brief couple of years back in 1985 — Yet I loved the service No better way to serve the people except — I couldn’t do it my way Great for emergency, drill or fill but…

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It’s a label not the whole pantry!

If there’s a problem with being a health professional it’s the label When asked what I do — If I answer I’m a dentist — It’s end of conversation Or I get an invitation to explore their oral cavity while sipping my drink or tucking into canapés I’ve been in the healthcare business for many years — and — This is how I would talk about it The health business…

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