A Vet Course You Can't Miss!
Discover Leadership: 6 Steps to Success!
Dr. Philip Judge
August 05, 2019
What's in the Course?
This module is about the subtle but powerful mindset changes a new leader needs to make to be able to lead confidently and competently
When you move from technical expertise to leadership, there is a subtle but crucial change in mindset that needs to happen before you can settle into your role as a leader. This module is all about the changes a new leader needs to make to be able to lead confidently and competently
· Change of focus: It’s not about you · Creating and sharing your vision · Letting go of specialisation & growing new skills · Accelerating E.Q. · Saying yes to persuasion · Strengths and development areas · Resilience and stress management
As a leader, we need to understand and celebrate diversity to create staff who contribute in their own special way to create a winning team.
One thing is certain – no two people are alike. Understanding where our “difference” comes from and how each person in our team has something unique to offer, we can broaden our perspective and allow more individualism, invite different opinions and thereby create better engagement with the people in our teams.
- Diversity of experience
- Personality types
- Intrinsic motivation
- Values and beliefs
- Adapting to difference
Communication is something every good leader needs to excel at. Being able to communicate effectively is the hallmark of all great leaders.
Communication is verb. It’s something we all need to become good at if we want to be effective. To be able to influence, lead, coach or mentor your staff, excellent communication is a prerequisite. Good communication is the foundation of healthy relationships.
- The biggest error in communication
- How communication works (and doesn’t)
- Getting clear
- Selling new ideas
- The reason for communication failures and how to overcome
Coaching and mentoring are tools that every influencer or leader must have access to in order to achieve performance and growth in his or her people.
A leader needs many different tools to be able to achieve results. Having all of the right tools – and knowing which to use where – is essential to be able to grow, guide, influence and correct. Coaching allows leaders to help “unlock” their staff’s innate potential, while mentoring helps them to learn from someone with more experience.
- The core of coaching
- The difference between coaching and mentoring
- Feedback as continuous improvement
- Goal setting
- Empowering and uplifting others
Where the rubber hits the road. Practical techniques and tools for getting the best out of your team.
High performing teams operate on a solid foundation of trust and healthy relationships. There are ways a leader can develop trust through open communication about discrepancies, being able to give and receive feedback eloquently and effectively and to manage performance maturely and with integrity.
- Building trust
- Healthy conflict
- Having tough conversations
- Letting go of control encouraging ownership
- Successful meetings
- Performance management
- Motivating versus demotivating
Great leaders need to be able to steer their people through times of change.
Let’s face it, change is the only constant. There will ALWAYS be change. When leaders understand the inner workings of the human brain in times of change, they will be better equipped to lead the way through the inevitable challenges that come with any change.
- Understanding why people fear change
- Handling resistance to change
- Keeping people motivated
- Recognition and reward
- Being open to feedback
- Leading by example
Dr. Philip Judge
BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs)
Director: Vet Education Pty Ltd
Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998. Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU. Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd (www.veteducation.com.au) – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses. Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, and is a published author in snake envenomation in peer reviewed literature. Philip is also a founding scientific advisory committee member of SnakeMap, a project designed to improve our understanding of snake envenomation in dogs and cats in Australia Philips key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, emergency management of the trauma patient, emergency surgery and envenomations and toxicology.