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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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Perfection Is The Enemy of Good

6 June, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
This week’s sports controversy – with a blown call at first base by umpire Jim Joyce costing Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game – ended with a level of class and authenticity that is virtually unmatched in modern sports history, especially with the huge egos so common in professional athletics today. Read more»

Relationships Are More Important Than Being Right When Onboarding

3 June, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
As I interview young executives, I frequently hear them talk about the mistakes they made early in their careers when challenging the corporate conventional wisdom or those strategic decisions that seem wrong. Onboarding guru George Bradt provides a first-person illustration how young executives can respond. Read more»

Lying When The Truth Would Have Worked

24 May, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
"When memory mixes with desire, politicians get into trouble when desire nixes memory," T.S. Elliot once said. Truth is that while politicians are the most visible offenders of this maxim, executives and managers seeking a new job are hardly immune. Resume enhance --exaggeration of accomplishments or credentials -- remains a growing problem in our hyper-competitive job market. Regrettably, I believe, it will only Read more»