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Leading As History Repeats

31 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
The role of a health system chief executive today will be markedly different within 10 years.   The oft-used phrase in healthcare, “We need to focus on our core business,” will take on a radical new meaning. Today the end game for healthcare leadership is the financial sustainability of brick and mortar hospitals while trying to […] Read more»

MBA No Guarantee of Leadership Legacy

16 December, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Jeremy Zimmer started working in gas stations when he was 14.  By 16 he was managing them.  He dropped out of college at 19.  “I was always a good worker, but I was never a very good student.”  He was running several valet parking stations in Boston. This snippet of a man’s life has all […] Read more»

Why We Make Hiring Mistakes

13 December, 2013 Posted by Becky Pearce
Please enjoy this post from December 2012 and share your hiring and interview tips in the comments. A CEO I knew, who was a Chief Operating Officer of a small academic medical center, once bragged that he interviewed every new hire for his organization.  He called this his Southwest (Airlines) approach, to ensure that everyone […] Read more»