The Dentist Freedom Blueprint Podcast

Have you ever stopped to think about what it means to be an employee? The image that comes to mind for a lot of us isn’t necessarily a good one, and today’s guest, Chuck Blakeman, explains why the concept of an employee is outdated and inherently negative.

Chuck is a successful entrepreneur, internationally acclaimed speaker, bestselling author, and world-renowned business advisor. He has built ten businesses in seven industries on four continents, and his customers have included Microsoft, Apple, and many more Fortune 500 companies, as well as smaller businesses. His first book, Making Money is Killing Your Business, was rated the #1 Business Book of the Year, and his second book, Why Employees Are Always A Bad Idea, has been named one of the top ten business books of the year.

Listen in to hear why Chuck says employees are a bad idea, and what we should be looking for instead in order to create a thriving business.


Minute Markers:

  • 3:13 – What drew Chuck to dentistry.
  • 7:15 – Why employees are always a bad idea.
  • 11:07 – What we want instead of employees.
  • 11:42 – The definition of Participation Age, and what it means to be a Participation Age practice.
  • 14:02 – Five different kinds of incentives.
  • 18:00 – How to become a Participation Age practice.
  • 22:45 – A principle difference between managers and leaders.
  • 28:26 – How to find the type of stakeholder people you want in your business.
  • 32:55 – All about the Get Off The Treadmill Summit.

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