John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

Subscribe to the Blog via Email

Archives

Recommended Reading

Michael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third WorldMichael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World Next up on my reading list. Lewis, author of Liar's Poker, The Big Short and Money B

author: john-g-self

The Customer Is King

4 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
The customer is King. That is an immutable truth in business. In healthcare, like every other business known to mankind, we have customers. In business there are two groups of leaders, one that understands and respects that truth and then walks the talk. The other, the one I label as misguided group B, believes, consciously or […] Read more»

An Employee Engagement Turnaround Story

2 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A wise and seasoned, if not a little cynical CEO I know, once described the payroll process at a former hospital as “distributing cash to zombies” or “paying people for something we are not getting.” In other words, paying employees just to show up. He also described that hospital’s payroll and benefit plan as the […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Should I Include My Address On My Resume?

27 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
The resume writer assigned to me advised me not to include my mailing address on my resume. How do executive recruiters feel about that recommendation? I think it is bad advice. When recruiters create a database record, they prefer to have all the information. When candidates do not provide all their contact information, it raises […] Read more»