Managing, Skills & Reference

The ADA Practical Guide to Valuing a Practice: A Manual for Dentists

An ADA best seller — Available through Berning & Affiliates with a Companion Reader prepared by the co-author of the…

The ADA Practical Guide to Associateships: Success Strategies for Dentist-owners and Prospective Associates

Includes bonus: A Companion Reader, prepared by Berning & Affiliates to help facilitate the process of using this material for…

” The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference” by Malcom Gladwell

This book will make you think out of the box. Gladwell relates social change and trends emergence to an epidemic.…

“Asset Allocation: Balancing Financial Risk” by Roger C. Gibson

Recommended by Dr. Al Danenberg in his Lifetime Investing Plan Special Report newsletter.      

“Big Vision, Small Business: 4 Keys to Success Without Growing Big” by Jamie S. Walters.

This book focuses on smaller enterprises. One key point is that to work in a smaller business can be more…

“Chances of a Lifetime” by Warren Christopher

 A Memoir , Former Secretary of State Warren Christopher, Insider's Account of Episodes in American History, comments for leaders understanding…

“Complete Idiot’s Guide to Project Management” by Surry & Kim Baker

You don't have to be an MBA to learn the principles of project management! This book gives you comprehensive, easy-to-understand…

“Contagious” by Jonah Berger

Berger, a young Wharton professor, turns Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Tipping Point” on its head, focusing on what kind of messages…

“Decisive” by Chip and Dan Heath

The Heath brothers, the duo behind the bestsellers “Switch” and “Made to Stick,” are at it again with another clever…

“Dialogue: Rediscover the Transforming Power of Conversation” by Linda Ellinor and Glenna Gerard

Anyone that maintains a professional practice is a professional at conversation. Or are they? Unfortunately, a lot of what passes…

“Essential Manager’s Manual” by John C. Maxwell

Great mini-sections with a lot of content on ever important topics for dental practices: communicating, managing time, making decisions, delegating…

“Failing Forward” by John C. Maxwell

Perception and response to failure Ken Blanchard, co-author of One Minute Manager, suggests this is one book worth reading. We…

“First, Break All the Rules: What the World’s Greatest Managers Do Differently” by Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman

 Is a doctor a leader or a manager? Depends on the practice and the equity position of the doctor is…

“Flight of the Buffalo: Soaring to Excellence, Learning to Let Employees Lead” by J Belasco and R Stayer

A vision type of discussion focusing on how leaders evolve their organizations. However, though thought provoking, a significant difficulty with…

“Get It Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More” by Stever Robbins

Doctors will find this book very satisfying and motivating! Its written by a business person with a history of juggling…

“Giving from Your Heart: A Guide to Volunteering” by Dr. Bob Rosenberg, Guy Lampard

Many people have considered volunteering but they simply don’t know how to get started. In Giving from Your Heart, co-authors…

“Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap … and Others Don’t” by James C. Collins

Its one thing to be great, its another as anyone that watches companies performance knows, to be great for 10-15…