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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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Come Out of the Closet

7 March, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
... people who become obsessed with the daily data dump of increasingly bad economic news, are more likely to make mistakes in critical business situations. This is not the time to hide in the closet. There will be big winners and some spectacular losers in these tumultuous times. You can let the bad news set your strategy or you can plot a course to take advantage of new opportunities that will certainly present the Read more»

“Rain” – Lessons From A First Business

15 February, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
As I was flipping through the Dallas Morning News this morning, a small book review caught my eye. "Rain," a new business parable that uses newspaper delivery as a case study.. The author's 10 Customer Service Commandments might apply in this rotten economic environment. Read more»

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»