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An Employee Engagement Turnaround Story

2 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A wise and seasoned, if not a little cynical CEO I know, once described the payroll process at a former hospital as “distributing cash to zombies” or “paying people for something we are not getting.” In other words, paying employees just to show up. He also described that hospital’s payroll and benefit plan as the […] Read more»

Tools for Networking

16 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
BALTIMORE — The importance of smart networking in career management, always important to support personal brand management, is now a critical must-do. Continued government-driven efforts to reform America’s healthcare delivery system will promote “shrinkage” and, conversely, more competition for each leadership position. Today it is not uncommon for recruiters to receive 40 to 50, sometimes many [&hellip Read more»

Transactional Business Is Not Transformational

2 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In healthcare, as the storm clouds of change build ominously on the horizon, the marketing gurus of various healthcare suppliers and consultancies are busy as bees fashioning their marketing messages to reflect the new economic realities. Partnering, value added, keen insights into the future, innovative solutions to navigate healthcare reform… Great phrases, all. The good […] Read more»