The Contrarian

When our human needs are not being met, we inevitably wind up in a poor emotional state where things can seem overwhelming, or unhelpful emotions can drive our decision. Take back control over your mind and make better quality decisions as leaders.


Learning Objectives

In this course, students will learn:

  • How to recognise when they are being driven by something outside of their control and are at risk of making poor decisions.

  • How to think differently so rational though not fear is at the heart of your decision making.

  • What sorts of decisions are people making right now that might have negative long-term consequences and what I have done that runs in the opposite direction so I feel more short term pain, but (I hope) deliver serious long term gains.

Course curriculum

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    The Contrarian – why doing the opposite of what instinct is telling you is a great long term plan for the future.

    • The Contrarian – why doing the opposite of what instinct is telling you is a great long term plan for the future. (CE Course)

    • Quiz: The Contrarian – why doing the opposite of what instinct is telling you is a great long term plan for the future. (Required for RACE and CVPM Credit)

Instructor:

Veterinary Business Expert, Author, Speaker

Dave Nicol

Dr. Dave Nicol is the founder of VetX International where he spends most of his time teaching vets how to thrive in practice and practice owners how to lead teams effectively. He is a veterinary business expert, author, award-winning speaker, and insanely prolific content producer! This content list includes three books, most recently the best-selling, So You’re A Vet…Now What? - a manifesto on how to survive as a veterinarian after graduation. Two podcasts and an IGTV show – The Freewheelin’ Vet Q&A Show and Blunt Dissection Podcast - a monthly conversation about success with the rock stars of veterinary medicine (which combined have been played or downloaded nearly quarter of a million times!) He is also an occasional CEO having held senior leadership positions in veterinary and media organizations and now advises many of the vet worlds’ most successful organizations on how to manage their people.