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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

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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»

5 Pillars for Community Trust, Survival

25 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most challenging businesses to run in America is a hospital. It is one of the most complex business models ever devised by man, said Peter Drucker, and it takes a special type of leader to run one, and run it well. When it comes to the complexity and which size hospital – […] Read more»

Too Many Chiefs

23 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians. I have heard that phrase for as long as I can remember. My dad, the owner of a successful retail bakery, was fond of the phrase, especially when his business partner, my mother, began to micromanage his day. In healthcare, doctors, skeptical employees, and union members […] Read more»