Civility knows no boundaries.
Building Strong Character

Civility is not saying negative or harsh things. It is not the absence of critical analysis. It is the manner in which we are sharing this territorial freedom of political discussion. If our discourse is yelled and screamed and interrupted and patronized, that’s uncivil.

(Richard Dreyfuss)

At the mall in the food court area, I’m listening to a man and woman, fussing about whether or not the man can have fries with his shake and burger.

The woman must have concerns regarding the man’s health to be so animated about french fries.

If civility is not saying negative or harsh things, it is caring for the person in front of you in a respectful manner.

It’s not always what we say but how the message is delivered and received.

Messages delivered to others from positions of authority, CEOs, supervisors, wives, husbands, moms, dads, teachers, no matter your title, should be tempered before their delivery.

A decision was made early on in our dental practice to become an emergency dentist in KC within the niche emergency dental care.

Stamina and hardwork are required to operate in the dental field.

Going into a closet to perform the silent scream, was taught by health professionals.

You were taught to just let it out to get along with your co-workers.

Better strategies came along with incentives for the entire dental team.

Temper your messages with courtesy and politeness to get the full attention of colleagues, co-workers and friends.

Your message is received and appreciated more so than a message delivered from harshness and thoughtlessness.

Good messages rally the troops to follow you through life’s storms.

Civility is a benchmark of quality leadership.

Individuals who love and respect their sweethearts understand this principle, getting along in their relationships, while things are lukewarm and not so sweet.

Use this principle to maintain the integrity of relationships and remain a viable partner to those who have trusted you to provide quality leadership.

Conversations among colleagues, co-workers, and sweethearts should never come from positions of yelling, screaming, name calling or harshness.

Yelling and screaming is a corrosive management style improved upon with incentives to staff for jobs well done.

Rewarding those that enable the firm to reach it’s targets becomes contagious  because co-workers rise to receive incentives as well.

It runs circles around old management styles where yelling and screaming was thought to show authority.

Most people want to work and get excited in corporations where there is forward thinking, providing incentives to hardworking and diligent staff.

Replace yelling and screaming with incentivized programs for staff using civility as the benchmark of quality leadership.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark,D.D.S

Reference: brainy


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I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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