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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

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Dysfunctional Recruiting, Clinic Management Adds To Healthcare Costs

10 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
A valued CEO colleague and friend recently shared an amazing story. A multi-specialty clinic that is located adjacent to his 140-bed community hospital had recruited more than 40 physicians over the past ten years, an impressive number given the rural nature of the community. Unfortunately, 30 of the 40 left the practice and the community. Others are on the verge of calling the moving van... Read more»

Onboarding For Physicians: An Overlooked Opportunity

9 September, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
Onboarding For Physicians: An Overlooked Opportunity This post is the final installment in a series of columns on Onboarding, the process of acquiring, accommodating, assimilating, and accelerating new team members, whether they work within the organization or, in the case of physicians in private practice, are independent contractors. Today’s question is why would a health system or hospital invest in onboarding a Read more»

Peter Principle Is 40, Alive And Well

23 August, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
The late Dr. Peter argued that we ask for more and more until we ask for too much, Mr. Sutton writes. “Then these individuals -- promoted to positions in which they are doomed to fail – start using a bag of tricks to mask their incompetence. They distract us from their crummy work with giant desks, replace action with incomprehensible acronyms, blame others for failure, cheat to create the illusion of progress. Read more»