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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»

METRICS:  Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

13 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
When I entered the healthcare industry there was a dearth of emphasis on the detailed management metrics that we now use to evaluate performance.  Today, quantitative analysis rules supreme. But, like so many other things in life, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. “It’s very easy for CEOs to become […] Read more»

Enhancing Executive Search:  What Do You Suggest?

10 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Earlier this week, I attended a meeting of fellow recruiters sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in Chicago to be updated on ACHE plans for the year and to discuss healthcare reform and how it is changing leadership competencies, job titles and scope of responsibility. My very talented colleagues zeroed in on […] Read more»