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Getting the Sack: Why Small Community CEOs Fail To Survive In A Perfect Scenario

18 August, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
A CEO is hired into a perfect situation but fails to survive two years.  How could this happen? It begins with recruiters who take a plug-and-play approach to candidate selection.  And it usually ends with candidates who allow their egos to ignore some important signposts regarding a community’s culture.   In secondary markets, you not […] Read more»

‘He Reached Rock Bottom and Started to Dig’

11 August, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Editor’s Note: John is wrapping up a three-day due-diligence site visit for a new CEO search.  Here is one of his favorite posts from 2009.    Much has been written in the past year about leadership in healthcare. With the economic crisis continuing to batter the financial performance of many U.S. hospitals, I am willing to […] Read more»

FUTURE OF YOUR RURAL HOSPITAL:  You Have To Fight For It

5 August, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
The Director of Economic Development of a small community was giving a tour to a corporate relocation executive scouting sites for a new plant that would hire 800 people. Eight hundred jobs for a community sorely in need of an economic boost. During an orientation tour,  they turned the corner near downtown and passed  a […] Read more»