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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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Self Improvement’s New Paradigm:  Be the Best You Can Be

12 April, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Being the best one can be is a noble ideal, an optimistic exhortation from our parents, or just a quiet personal goal for daily life.  The sentiment has been around for a long time.   From 1980 to 2001, it was incorporated in the US Army’s recruitment advertising campaign, “Be All You Can Be, “ […] Read more»

Bad News About Leaders Travels Faster, Lasts Longer

17 October, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
How you manage your brand (reputation) in the workplace is just as important as promoting it in the great outdoors that is the court of public opinion. You cannot separate your “inside” brand — how you treat your employees, your vendors and customers — and “outside” brand — how you interact with business and civic […] Read more»

Forget the Cats, Embrace Curiosity

6 July, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
There is an old saying:  “Curiosity killed the cat.”  I bet you heard that from your parents at least once in your life. It was what I call a “slow down” note — as in, slow down John before you get somewhere you do not want to be (read: trouble). Its first cousin, “Be careful what you […] Read more»