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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Words and Actions Matter

16 March, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
Words matter. Actions fulfill the promise of those words. When a leader’s actions do not match his or her words, he/she is creating an environment that will compromise their achievements, damage their brand and, worse, limit the success of the enterprise. Read more»

BLOG SPECIAL: THE IDITAROD – A Unique, Grueling Alaska Experience

6 March, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
ANCHORAGE -- I am in Anchorage advising a client in connection with a senior executive search. It was my good luck to arrive in time to witness the ceremonial start of the 39th Iditarod -- "the last great race on earth" -- in downtown Anchorage. Read more»

Healthcare Reform, the National Debt and Career Management

22 February, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
Last Wednesday I spoke to the Health Management and Policy grad students at the University of Michigan. We discussed how healthcare reform will change this industry. But the bigger threat is the budget crisis and the looming national debt/bond market upheaval, which could have abrupt, dramatic and painful consequences for our industry. Look at the disruptions and severe austerity measures in the euro zone. We are not Read more»