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No Margin For Error

17 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
This is the first of a three-part blog theme with some ideas on how and why candidates must adapt to how market competition and the transformation of healthcare are rapidly changing the job market Seasoned healthcare executives entering the job market, either through no fault of their own (restructuring/downsizing) or because they failed to deliver […] Read more»

Performance Evaluations: A Bad Joke?

3 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
After spending several days in Las Vegas speaking to the American Academy of Medical Administrators, the bitter cold with snow and sleet in Dallas is more than a little jolting.  Reviewing some notes in my Journal, I ran across several entries that were equally unsettling.  Tom was the manager of a blood bank within a […] Read more»

Inspiring Average

21 August, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
  Let’s be honest.  Not every employee is, or can be, a top performer.  Most are not.  So the real question, the important question, is how do you improve on average?  Mediocrity is a mixture of skills, knowledge, potential and attitude, so says author Rymer Rigby. “So, an employee could be underperforming because they don’t […] Read more»