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The Trickiest Part of An Interview

28 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
I have interviewed hundreds of senior executives in my more than 20 years of executive recruiting, and I have come to understand that the part of the process that trips up many candidates is  the first part of the face-to-face interview.  It is what I call the get acquainted segment. First, we would not be […] Read more»

Sarah Palin, Death Panels and Population Health Management

21 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
When former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin infamously predicted that the Affordable Care Act would create “death panels”, I wanted to wring her neck.  She took an incredibly important, albeit difficult, issue and trivialized it for the purpose of promoting her election/brand.  With this hyperbole, I reasoned, we would not be able to have the […] Read more»

The Desire to Inspire

18 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Healthcare leadership, really good leadership, is more than achieving objectives, hitting the numbers, making the bottom line. During periods of transformational change, leaders have to offer more – exceptional dedication, and, most of all, inspiration.  It is always surprising to me how many people in healthcare dislike, intensely dislike, change even though our industry has […] Read more»