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New Years Resolutions: This Time It Is Different

29 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
As we approach the end of the year, it is time to think about our resolutions for 2015. In the past, most of us make these best effort pledges to become more physically fit, to be more responsive to our spouses or children, to be more organized — that sort of thing. The majority of […] Read more»

INTERVIEWS: Don’t Wing It

15 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
This may surprise some in healthcare, but dozens upon dozens of health system and hospital CEOs and other senior executives have admitted to me in my more than 20+ years in executive search that they are not that good at conducting interviews. I have heard a version of this story many times: the candidate comes […] Read more»

Leaders:  Those Who Can Do; The Rest Play Politics

19 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There are executives who think they are important to an organization and there are those who really are. The demands and ego posturing of the former usually far exceed the quantifiable and subjective value they bring to the enterprise.  The latter are those who consistently deliver excellent results and can and will do more, if […] Read more»