Blog Topic Categories

Archives

Leadership

Performance Assessment: A Strategic Imperative

16 December, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
Most NFL and college football teams do a better job of planning and evaluating their talent than the vast majority of healthcare organizations. This is particularly ironic since most NFL football players will never deliver a blood transfusion, administer chemotherapy, or fill a prescription for a critically ill patient in ICU, or run a busy hospital surgical service – anything that, if done badly, could harm or kil Read more»

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»