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Putting Your Best Foot Forward — From the Start

22 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
“Put your best foot forward” is the kind of parental advice given to their impressionable teens beginning to make their way in the world from school events, college interviews or that search for the first job. The origin of this tried and true idiom was first recorded in the second edition of Sir Thomas Overbury’s […] Read more»

Will Your Resume Make The Front Of The Line Or The Trashcan? 

17 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Wow, that person has accomplished a lot! That is music to any recruiter’s ears. It is certainly so much better than, this candidate has a lot of experience. All else being equal, or nearly equal, I am going to focus on the candidate whose resume provides a great picture of success based on quantifiable accomplishments […] Read more»

METRICS:  Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

13 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
When I entered the healthcare industry there was a dearth of emphasis on the detailed management metrics that we now use to evaluate performance.  Today, quantitative analysis rules supreme. But, like so many other things in life, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. “It’s very easy for CEOs to become […] Read more»