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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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President Obama’s Jell-O

19 July, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS (July 19, 2009) -- Reforming healthcare is one of the most complex, daunting and important tasks of this decade. What began with great hope and good intentions to avoid the reform mistakes of the past is now going badly. Sadly, what we are watching in Washington is a bunch of very smart people trying to hold a hand full of Jell-O that has not quite set up. It is not a pretty sight and they are making a very bi Read more»

The Gospel of Service, Accountability

4 July, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
MOUNT PLEASANT, Texas (July 3, 2009) – When Ron Davis arrived at Titus Regional Medical Center (TRMC) in 2003, life for the organization and its employees was anything but good. Finances were a wreck, service was, at best, uneven, and the community was quickly losing confidence. Read more»

The Role Leaders SHOULD Play

16 April, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
SAN FRANCISCO (April 16, 2009) – Long airline flights are conducive to swollen feet and great periods of reflection. I have been thinking a great deal about the important role that leaders play in moving their organization to best-in-class status. Or, the blame they deserve when their organization’s fail to deliver. For health system or hospital Chief Executive Officers, best-in-class performance means meeting a Read more»