Leading through reading


Michael Shirley, owner and chief empowerment officer of Family Pet Health, PLLC, shares the inspiration behind creating the Veterinary Leadership Book Club.

In a recent interview with dvm360®, Michael Shirley, owner and chief empowerment officer at Family Pet Health, PLLC, revealed how the successful Veterinary Leadership Book Club came to fruition, plus he shared how practices can thrive through reading.

View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:

Michael Shirley: In January or February of 2020, my wife and I decided that we wanted our entire team to read a book called 'The Power of a Positive Team.' Practice culture is something that's really, really important to us and I heard good things about this book, and so I am part of another Facebook group called the Veterinary Practice Managers United (VPMU)...I just kind of flippantly posted in there, 'Hey would anybody like to read this book with me?' because honestly, I needed accountability myself to like actually read the book. I was hoping for maybe 4 or 5 people but instead like 45 people said that they wanted to read it.

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