Leadership can be extremely challenging for dentists. Their days are spent devoted to providing optimal patient care, yet doctors are still expected to find time to manage their practices and lead their teams. While there are many popular books on leadership, most are written from a perspective of a Fortune 500 executive with 10 assistants and five vice presidents to carry out his or her every command. This is not a reality for dentists and specialists. Yet without strong leadership skills, doctors will find it difficult to reach the highest levels of practice performance and success.