Practice Analysis and Assessment Inventory

Topic: “Assessing Your Business Practice: Identifying Strengths & Weaknesses”

Kathleen will be using assessment inventory, designed to identify where the strengths & vulnerabilities are in your private practice, regardless of your business model. We will review areas that need work and what you can do about it.

From Good to Great to Best

“A Hedgehog Concept is not a goal to be the best, it is an understanding of what you can be the best at.” Jim Collins ~ Good to Great, Chapter 5, page 98.

In his book called Good To Great, Jim Collins wanted to figure out why some good companies catapulted to being great companies. Early in the research process, Jim identified what he refers to as the two sides of Level 5 leadership, which is a combination of both “professional will”  and “personal humility” attributes.

Professional Will Attributes:

  • Create a clear vision.
  • Demonstrates an “unwavering resolve with regard to do whatever must be done to produce the best long-term results, no matter how difficult.”
  • Sets a “settle for nothing less” type of strong standard.
  • “Looks into the mirror,” and maintains a vigilant internal accountability clock. It “casts no blame on exterior forces that may be negative such as poor luck, poor results, or blaming other people.”

Personal Humility characteristics:

  • Displays modesty, never boastful.
  • Acts with quiet, calm determination, and yields to moral compass standards.
  • Channels success extremely effectively to the company, rather than to personal gain.
  • “Looks out the window,” giving credit to others, external indicators, and good fortune.

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

What takes place after achieving a Level 5 Leadership mindset is stunning. This book is very inspiring, and may help you to acquire more success that can lead to a successful practice.

So how does Jim Collins research on big business success translate into your small business?

Is it unreasonable for you to think you could mirror the great companies and the Level 5 attitude of their leaders?

Or, can we learn from and begin to implement some of this outcome research by strengthening the way we look at our practice and how we run our practice, combining both professional will and personal humility?

How does the mental health professional decide where to start a practice?

From whom does the professional solicit advice? Is the advice from a sound source, or from another part-time, starving private practice professional?

During hour two, we will do an inventory analysis that I hope will help you determine your strengths and weaknesses, and areas to help improve your business, and cultivate the clients with the desired fee structure in your area.

Need to talk? Our counselors are flexible with their schedules and some even work weekends! Call us right now at 972-234-6634. We’ll return your call within 60 minutes (really!), or you can schedule an appointment using our online appointment system. We do look forward to meeting you.



Kathleen Mills

Kathleen is a creative and gifted therapist who has extensive experience in helping children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues.