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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Professional Networking: A Career Imperative and a Family Responsibility

29 March, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
When we think of the keys to having a successful career, the ability to develop and maintain a network of professional contacts is usually not high on the list of required strengths and skills. Too bad. This is one of the most important career, and life, investments any professional can make. Read more»

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»