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Random Thoughts from the Road: When First Class Is Not Really That Classy

11 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
WASHINGTON, DC – Another airline upgrade, another disappointment.  I am still not sure why they call it first class.  Unless you are on a coast-to-coast or an overseas flight, the service you receive is sadly lacking on virtually every US flag carrier except Virgin America. Even before the first class passengers are settled with the […] Read more»

There Are Consequences… 5 Thoughts to Consider

10 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
In Frank Luntz’s book “Words That Work: It’s Not What You Say, It’s What People Hear,” he analyzes problems in business communications and the words people use. Luntz, a conservative pollster and frequent Fox News collaborator, did what a pollster might do if he were writing a book.  He took a series of polls regarding […] Read more»

Resignation: The Real Cost of Failing to Manage Talent

5 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
It was shortly after 8:30 AM when the rumor of a key resignation began to spread through the hospital.  It was “hump day,” Wednesday, and as members of the senior leadership team wrapped up their morning operations council meeting, there was the hope that the ride into the long holiday weekend would be uneventful. For […] Read more»