Leadership
Setting up a practice in a foreign country thousands of miles away from home may seem overwhelming, even unappealing, to many chiropractors, but the few who have made the move are finding unparalleled professional and personal fulfillment.
I have just finished watching a very enlightening YouTube video of Dr. Scott Haldeman’s McAndrews Leadership Lecture at the American Chiropractic Association’s National Chiropractic Leadership Conference, which was held last February in Washington, D.C.
Attracting new patients is always a hot topic in the world of chiropractic. Many think that by satisfying the unquenchable thirst for new patients, all will be well. This mindset can be detrimental to the sustainable growth of your practice.  
Did you ever consider the number one reason companies hire someone is because they are in need of their services? Conversely, the number one reason people are laid off is because the company doesn’t need their services any longer.  
Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and thought-provoking Ted Talk speaker, believes that the driving force behind a successful leader is taking action on his or her “why.”
Value for money appears to be finally getting the attention it merits as Alberta’s new health minister, Stephen Mandel, takes the reins of the portfolio that is close to consuming 50 per cent of the province’s operating budget. This is an area of magnificent opportunity.
I believe there is value in creating connections with other health-care disciplines when it comes to patient care. However, with the way things are going in many chiropractic corners, integration into main stream health care will soon mean assimilation. This can be dangerous for the profession and to chiropractors. We can all agree that the health-care system is failing; that we can’t afford the model that is being delivered. The question I pose to the profession is: why would we want to be a part of this sinking health-care ship?  
If there is one thing Dr. Greg Stewart is most excited about in his new role as president of the World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC), it is the opportunity to help advance the chiropractic profession as an equal player in the global health-care arena, helping solve some of the world’s most pressing health issues.
August 26, 2014 ­– The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors. Since the ALS Association, in Washington, DC, began tracking the campaign's progress on July 29, it has raised more than $88 million and generated 1.9 million new donors in what is one of the most viral philanthropic social media campaigns in history. ALS Canada has to date raised close to $8 million, surpassing its fundraising goal of $7.5 million through the ice bucket challenge campaign.
Transformation is a buzzword these days. When applied to leadership, it changes how we think and approach our team. It can very well serve to change how we approach our patients as well.
August 14, 2014 – The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) has undertaken a review of the scientific and clinical literature addressing issues of the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustive procedures, highlighting the unique safety record enjoyed by the profession.
When Dr. Jean Moss announced last year she is ending her 24-year service as president of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, the next several months were spent searching for the best, qualified executive to fill some pretty big shoes.
The search is on for Canada’s most inspiring chiropractors! Canadian Chiropractor has launched the 2014 INSPIRE Award, a program recognizing outstanding chiropractors who are making a difference in the community through works that inspire others in promoting a great cause and the chiropractic values.
When chiropractor Dr. Becky Carpenter heard about World Spine Care (WSC) as a student at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC) in Toronto, she knew she had to volunteer.

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