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

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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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The Push to Improve

25 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
It is not what you did yesterday or today, but what you will do tomorrow. This is the battle cry for healthcare’s push to improve, to do it better, safer and cheaper.  Get used to it.  This will be one of many relentless pressures in the lives of healthcare executives for many years to come. […] Read more»

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»