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It Is Not Too Late To Say Thank You

24 December, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
WESTPORT, Connecticut (December 24, 2008) What Got You Here Won’t Get You There is Marshall Goldsmith’s amazing book on how successful people become more successful. It is a great read for executives who have been fired or for those who are successful in many ways but cannot move to the next level of performance. I am in Westport for Christmas. It is near freezing. There is a mix of rain and snow falling on the 8 Read more»

Who Says Hotels Deliver Better Service Than Hospitals?

27 November, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
Tyler, Texas [November 27, 2008] – Hospitals get a bad rap for poor service and embarrassing cost shifting. We are ridiculed – deservedly, more often than not – for not being able to deliver quality service in the manner of luxury hotels. In addition, if that is not enough, we hear the inevitable stories about the $25 aspirin or the arrogance of some employees who believe that they are the reason patients are t 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»