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The Double Standard of Communication

19 July, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Here is the rundown for Tuesday’s podcast: John focuses on the semi-official start to the presidential campaign, that noisy, truth-challenged moment in our history where every four years grown men and women can say the most blatantly untrue things and get a free pass…at the ballot box. In this campaign, the bar for being truthful […] Read more»

Healthcare Leadership, Free Speech

18 July, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
As the GOP convention begins in Cleveland today it is probably important to revisit some rules of the road for senior executives in what may become one of the most heated, vitriolic Presidential campaigns in modern history.  It begins with a central question: What is more important — your strongly held political views and your […] Read more»

Big Systems, Big Overhead, Lower Rates of Reimbursement

15 July, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
In the 1990s, consulting firms charged clients big bucks for the latest fad product:  it was called many things but the most common term was downsizing. Hospital CEOs, believing the literature, rushed to refocus their organization on their “core business” (read: primarily inpatient care). Under the umbrella of focusing on the core business and a […] Read more»