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Deadly Leadership Virus

16 April, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
The definition of what makes an ideal leader is evolving.  In healthcare that evolution is about to kick into high gear. An A+ leader is one who can excite and energize the troops to help them move through the dramatic shifts in how a business must operate in a global economy.  Jack Welch, former GE […] Read more»

Leadership Jerk Alert

7 April, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
What does it say about a person’s leadership style – who they are as a man or woman – when they believe that yelling or screaming at employees in front of their colleagues or in private will actually improve sustainable operating results? First, some perspective:  I am NOT talking about an occasional stern one-on-one conversation […] Read more»

Putting Your Followers First

24 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
If you are going to lead people, you’d better demonstrate that you care more about them than you do about yourself. So says Don Knauss, Chief Executive Officer of Clorox.  Mr. Knauss was featured in Adam Bryant’s Corner Office in Sunday’s The New York Times.  Leaders who really believe and act on that basis build […] Read more»