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Empowering, Not Controlling Your Managers

1 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In the early 1980s, a Houston hospital CEO was frustrated by his hospital’s anemic financial performance despite the tightening of financial controls, as well as noisy department manager meetings replete with leadership huffing and puffing about dire consequences if things didn’t change. But not much did…change that is. So this medical center CEO came to […] 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»

CEO, Physicians and Compensation – It’s Not Just About The Money

15 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — While the money we make for the work we do is important, we must always remember to maintain perspective as these four vignettes reveal. A top interim physician CEO, a JohnGSelf + Partners team member, did not start his career in medicine.  He was an accountant who earned a CPA but came […] Read more»