This is the first volume of a multi-volume set of veterinary practice leadership and management resources. Veterinarians will discover the concepts and tools that can enable them to help the staff in their practices develop into a team, one that eagerly responds to changes in the marketplace and is committed to improvement. Catanzaro has written in pragmatic terms about: the attitudes that promote a sense of teamwork; evaluating and developing your own leadership skills; the structure of a successful group; communication techniques; and Continuous Quality Improvement--all with an eye on the special circumstances and dynamics within veterinary practices. Appendices include a glossary of terms, leadership calibration instruments, summary leadership skill sessions, and suggestions for additional reading. The next volume in the series will address key programs to enhance net income.