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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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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»

MEMO to CEOs Seeking Turnaround Assignments

1 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
One of the biggest challenges for a new Chief Executive Officer is to take over an organization with a dysfunctional culture, their performance, while acceptable, is not sustainable and the vast majority of the employees think everything is fine and dandy. The biggest mistake said CEO can make is draw a line in the sand […] Read more»

Retail Leadership

29 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Ronald Reagan mastered the concept of wholesale leadership.  Some would argue he was THE master. Reagan understood the value of television — he could, using his skills as an actor, reach out in a compelling manner and influence millions of voters through his beautifully scripted presentations.  Even his opponents respected his ability to shape public […] Read more»