Our Philosophy

At the Lincoln Institute we believe that the majority of talented people won’t become disengaged, unproductive or leave your practice because of the business or what it represents but because of the way they are treated by their manager. Moreover, the better the employee, the higher the correlation between poor management and under-performance or departure.

Too often, managers lack adequate training in the most rudimentary elements of leadership. The more senior they are, the broader their influence and the more pronounced deficiencies in leadership become evident to those they are leading.

Leadership is a set of principles that when applied personally, in a one-on-one or team setting will result in higher levels of engagement, accountability, productivity and performance.

At Lincoln we take an approach to leadership training and development to ensure its application is embedded in any operational setting from patient, one-on-one to team interactions. Its impact on engagement, accountability and ultimately productivity mean that Leadership has a place alongside clinical skills in the successful prosecution of your practice’s strategy – including profitability and creating an enjoyable place to work.

At a time where we are facing a crisis of attrition of veterinarians from this industry, many experts agree our biggest opportunity of retaining our best talent lies in practice owners, managers and team members engaging in more effective leadership….

A staggering 37% of employed veterinarians across Australia and New Zealand surveyed in 2019 responded that they were considering leaving their position in the next 12 months – some planning on leaving the profession altogether.

Commonly sited reasons for this included poor pay, the stress of dealing with clients and toxic workplace culture.

Lincoln’s teachings will directly have a positive impact on addressing all three of these issues.

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