About John G. Self

John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Hospitals Will Never Rely on Bar Codes! Yeah, Right 

19 April, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Change is inevitable.  We all know that but it is amazing how many people dig in their heels when presented with the possibility. Many years ago, in the mid-1980s to be more precise,  I was a senior executive for Hermann Affiliated Hospital Systems, a network of more than 40  community hospitals in Texas and Louisiana.  […] Read more»

The Importance of Selling the ‘WHY’ We Do What We Do

18 April, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Many job candidates are eliminated at two critical choke points in the executive search process: The resume review, and The face-to-face interview. We will zero on the latter in today’s podcast. Here is the problem. Most candidates tend to talk and talk about what they do, and how they do it. But they fall short […] Read more»

The Unanswered Interview Question

17 April, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Why do you do what you do? That question is central to understanding leadership.  When my team is conducting an executive search we all know what the candidates do but very few recruiters ask why they do it, and that is a shame.  Simon Sinek, a British-American author and marketing consultant, discussed this idea at […] Read more»