Why bother to work on emotional intelligence or leadership at CVC?
We get it: You love to attend CVC for the engaging programming on topics across all areas of veterinary medicine. While it's fascinating to learn about subjects you might encounter rarely in your career, CVC educator Betsy Charles, DVM, MA, thinks you might be leaving some pertinent information on the table: "The medicine is easy. The hard part of practice is how you communicate with clients and keep your team functioning," she says. Dr. Charles says that sessions on emotional intelligence and leadership will help you in areas such as client compliance, team productivity and life balance―you know, the things that make your clinic click.
"Practice owners, associates, technicians, we need to be looking at (these capabilities) more intentionally and reflectively," she says.
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