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Smelly Feet and Bad Breath: Are You Practicing Personal Awareness?

15 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Personal awareness seems like a straightforward proposition. Hardly. Truth be told, personal self awareness really falls into the category of mysterious.  We all want to believe we are very aware of who we are, ever so sensitive to how we are being perceived. If only… If only we were as good it as we would […] Read more»

The Trickiest Part of An Interview

28 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
I have interviewed hundreds of senior executives in my more than 20 years of executive recruiting, and I have come to understand that the part of the process that trips up many candidates is  the first part of the face-to-face interview.  It is what I call the get acquainted segment. First, we would not be […] Read more»

The Desire to Inspire

18 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Healthcare leadership, really good leadership, is more than achieving objectives, hitting the numbers, making the bottom line. During periods of transformational change, leaders have to offer more – exceptional dedication, and, most of all, inspiration. It is always surprising to me how many people in healthcare dislike, intensely dislike, change even though our industry has […] Read more»