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Everyone Needs A Coach

21 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
What is the best career advice you have ever been given? That is one of the questions we ask in our in-depth interview with potential candidates.  Some candidates, quickly assessing the risk-reward of an off-the-mark answer, try to guess what we want to hear.   If you look at them, you can see the mental […] Read more»

MUSICAL CHAIRS: Alternative Career Strategies for the Future

7 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Are you doing what you love to do?  Are you any good at it — are you in the top 10 percent performance-wise of hospital executives in the country? If you are not consistently a top performer, then prepare yourself for the probable bad news — your career will not go the way you envisioned […] Read more»

Is Bigger Better? Not If You Want Innovation

5 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Going big — hiring the biggest consultancy, the global or industry leader in this or that field — is a fact of life in business even though going big does not guarantee innovation, quality, value or success.  It will guarantee a premium fee, higher costs. Some executives go big because they feel size equals market […] Read more»