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The People Development Professional


  • Is conflict destroying the morale of your office?
  • Do you know the difference between motivation and manipulation?
  • Do you fail to regularly place employees in a position where they can succeed?
  • Does your staff fail to respect you?
  • Do you have difficulty making decisions?

If you answered yes to any of these questions your problems could be connected to your lack of leadership skills.

I remember the voice of a dental consultant who visited my practice and expressed, "Dr. Tursich, we have identified through years of analysis, that dentists who are not succeeding are usually lacking not in technical skills, but in leadership and management skills." This statement presented a challenge to me and I began the process of becoming a more accomplished leader. I studied successful leaders, determined the characteristics they possessed, and applied this to my practice. You can learn from my experience. You can take the elements you learn in this workshop and start your own process of growth and development as a leader. Your staff and patients will appreciate your efforts and you will be delighted with the results.

This presentation will provide you with:

  • The 6 key elements of leadership
  • An understanding of the importance of self-awareness
  • Core values to guide your practice
  • Developing a vision for your practice that motivates you and others
  • The ability to distinguish between manipulation and motivation
  • An understanding of the importance of your attitude
  • Learning some essential elements of communication, with an understanding that interaction fuels action
  • Becoming a better listener. Good listening skills are essential.


The most popular presentation I deliver is one that seems to fit in well with any organization. It deals with problems and challenges that encompass the entire modern workplace. This presentation has delighted audiences in a wide variety of settings. In the chaotic, time-pressured and 24/7 world in which we live, the real crisis of the American worker has become the difficulty of balancing personal and professional segments of their lives Technology was supposed to make life easier, but it has only made it more complicated and expensive. It has created another series of tasks to be attended to everyday. For men and women in the workforce, the workday does not end when they leave their workplace at 5, 6 or 7:00 P.M. They go home to their second shift where they put in many hours created by the demands of home and family. This conundrum creates distress, confusion and broken relationships. These situations and the attendant strife produce workers who are desperately seeking balance.

This presentation will provide you with:

  • Determine what is important to you. You must distinguish between your crystal balls and rubber balls.
  • Understand the dangers inherent in neglecting balance.
  • Learn three critical areas where you must search for balance.
  • Establish not only a daily to-do list, but also a not-to-do list.
  • Understand the distinction between activity and results.
  • Apply the Pareto Principle to your personal and professional life.


Conflict is ubiquitous. Where two or more are gathered there is frequently conflict. Conflict can provide a benefit to your organization. If team-members are not afraid to engage in passionate dialogue around issues that are integral to your organization´┐Żs success, you can find the best answers, discover the truth and make great decisions. This will increase the productivity in your workplace. What you want to avoid at all costs is unresolved conflict, constant criticism, complaining and malicious gossip. These will destroy the trust and morale of your staff.

This presentation will provide you with:

  • The two basic dimensions of conflict behavior.
  • The five conflict-handling modes.
  • Your preferred style in handling conflict and why this style may be advantageous in certain situations and counter-productive in others.
  • How to build relationships and communicate effectively.
  • The freedom of forgiveness.
  • The importance of an upbeat and positive attitude in controlling conflict and keeping open lines of communication.

Contact Information


Address in Montana

7955 Apt. A Leverich Road
Bozeman, MT 59715

Address in Oregon

1366 A NE Market Drive
Fairview, OR 97024

Phone: 406 586-2580
Cell: 406 579-3400

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