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MUSICAL CHAIRS: Alternative Career Strategies for the Future

7 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Are you doing what you love to do?  Are you any good at it — are you in the top 10 percent performance-wise of hospital executives in the country? If you are not consistently a top performer, then prepare yourself for the probable bad news — your career will not go the way you envisioned […] 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»

Job Change?  Failure Is Right Around the Corner

22 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Senior executives who have built an impressive track record of consistently meeting or exceeding performance expectations in every position they have held, be on the alert.  Failure could be right around the corner — with your new employer. CEOs and other leaders amass a certain level of complete confidence that they know what they are […] Read more»