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‘Let’s Just Pretend It Didn’t Happen’

2 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
For several years I have been writing about hyper competitive markets and the impact the intense competition for patients, physicians, and skilled workers has on leadership. Now there is a new term being floated by a growing band of outspoken leaders and patient advocates concerned with the state of US healthcare — hyper accountability.  Our […] Read more»

Innovative Packaging

8 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In every industry there are certain accepted truths regarding success. In real estate it is location, location, location. In the cell phone space, it is all about the innovation and effectiveness of software architecture, the innovative features and elegance of design and performance. In merchandising it is all about packaging and telling a story. In […] Read more»

Earned Respect: The Best Choice for Leaders

29 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
HOUSTON — There are a couple of ways to look at leadership style.  Earned respect, and command and control, which is to say, I’m the boss, do what I say.  Earned respect requires more skill. It takes more time and energy but will generally produce sustainable results.  The I’m the boss approach is easier.  It […] Read more»