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Transforming A 50-Year-Old Business Model: Executive Search Industry Faces Change

30 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
Rarely – if ever – can companies sustain long-term success using an industry business model that is essentially more than 50-years-old without experiencing a challenging transformation. The executive search model certainly has enjoyed a long and profitable run.... Read more»

It’s the People! The Key to Sustainable Success

11 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
When then Governor Bill Clinton of Arkansas was running for President, his War Room led by political operative James Carville crafted a message that resonated with frustrated voters: “It is the economy, stupid!” Whether you agreed with Gov. Clinton or not, that theme made a huge difference with voters. For healthcare today, in times of unparalleled challenge, there is a similar call to arms: It is the people! Read more»

Peter Principle Is 40, Alive And Well

23 August, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
The late Dr. Peter argued that we ask for more and more until we ask for too much, Mr. Sutton writes. “Then these individuals -- promoted to positions in which they are doomed to fail – start using a bag of tricks to mask their incompetence. They distract us from their crummy work with giant desks, replace action with incomprehensible acronyms, blame others for failure, cheat to create the illusion of progress. Read more»