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An Executive’s Disastrous Start In A New Job

19 September, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“My takeaway from my new employee orientation experience is that it is the place where you go to learn how to be fired,” a Vice President said. Mary Elizabeth’s first day on the job as the new Chief Nursing Executive for a suburban hospital was a disaster. It only went down hill from there. As […] Read more»

Love Blindeth a Critical Eye

9 March, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Love blindeth the eye of good judgment. When people fall madly in love it is difficult for them to see, or even acknowledge, the oblivious flaws or shortcomings of their newfound companion. Only time, not words of caution from friends or family, will peel away the gauze of bliss from their otherwise critical eyes. When […] Read more»

A Coach, A Navigator For Onboarding

25 August, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
An executive search firm that wants to charge you extra for onboarding is part of the problem, not a solution. You cannot have one without the other.  Firms that include onboarding are the exception, not the rule, and that is one very important reason that turnover of newly recruited managers and executives is so high. […] Read more»