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The A,B,Cs of Human Capital

24 November, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
New York,NY [November 23, 2008] – So the price I paid for chatting up an unsuspecting healthcare consultant at Chicago’s O’Hare airport while awaiting the departure of a flight was to write an essay on what a search consultant should tell a hospital CEO who wants to transform his or her annual report language on human capital into action. It seemed such a small price to pay for the insights he shared regarding Read more»

A Hospital CEO’s Tough Lesson Learned

16 November, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
“My biggest disappointment,” he explained, “Was my failure to come to grips – to really understand – the real importance of human capital issues and how those directly related to my success or failure as a hospital leader. So many CEOs talk in platitudes, or business-speak about how important their employees are, but the number of hospital senior executives who really get it, with sufficient depth of unders Read more»

Succession Planning: Two Perspectives

2 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
There are two points of view on the merits of this concept: good and horrible. Supporters, who tout succession planning, often include a cadre of the usual suspects -- executive search consultants and leadership gurus who will profit from this initiative. Certainly there are governing boards and CEOs, primarily at the larger health systems and hospitals, which spend considerable time discussing this topic. The detr Read more»