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

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Career Management

The Perils of Conventional Wisdom

17 August, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Conventional wisdom is a throw away term that gives leaders a false sense of security. It lulls executives into, at best, faulty analysis and, at worst, it produces a career limiting decision. Only when conventional wisdom victims are packing up their offices under the watchful eye of corporate security do they realize that conventional wisdom is seldom right. Read more»

“It Wasn’t A Good Fit” Spells Disaster for Prized Candidate

12 August, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Dan, a promising young up and coming executive in a hyper-competitive industry who was pirated away by another company, arrived with great fanfare; it was a real coup to get him on the team. He was truly a trophy catch, sought after by others in the market segment. For Dan, to make the move was a tough decision in his young, but successful career. The new job offered more money, probably faster promotions, but he w Read more»

Effective Communication Key to Success In Job Interviews

22 July, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
David was a great candidate, at least on paper. He had the right credentials – more than was required for the position. He had degrees from good schools. Most importantly, he had solid experience. Read more»