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The Big Three: Confidence, Courage & Experience

15 April, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
In the realm of leadership, executives must successfully manage their departments, their divisions or their companies.  At the same time they must apply these same leadership principles to their own career management. That said, for the Baby Boomer and older Gen X leaders, experience counts.  It is an important brand equity that distinguishes them from […] Read more»

Battle for Physician Loyalty, Admissions Drive Doctor Employment

2 November, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In markets where physicians hold ownership stakes or financial interests in one hospital, and where there is evidence that those same physicians are discharging patients from a competing hospital’s emergency department over to their own outpatient facility to be possibly treated in their own hospital, look for new battle lines to be drawn. For hundreds […] Read more»

Career Management, Not Luck

31 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
I have had a wonderful career, uniquely varied, filled with multiple successes, some disappointments, but mostly great reward and satisfaction.  I was on the start-up team and served as the first director of Hermann Hospital’s acclaimed Life Flight program in Houston.  I played a major role in setting up the next 13 programs nationally.  I […] Read more»