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BIG IDEA: Secondary References Can Be Dangerous

27 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
As soon as you give up the name of a former colleague to an interviewer, you have just provided a Secondary Reference. If this person does not remember you, or if they did not think highly of you, well...you may have opened a whole can of worms that could kill your chances of employment. 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»

BIG IDEA: The War for Talent Is On!

30 June, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
The war for talent has begun. Here are some key questions for CEOs should be asking. Read more»