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Transactional vs Transformational Candidates

16 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
To understand what it means to be a transformational candidate in a search, you first need to appreciate the difference between transformational recruiters versus the vast majority which are transactional. Transactional recruiters are those who are wedded to the recruitment industry business model that is at least 50 years old.  Most in that category, which […] Read more»

Accountability: Own It and Explain It

26 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Weaseling out of things is important to learn.  It is what separates us from the animals — except the weasel. – Homer Simpson It is hard to go through life, including your professional career, without making mistakes.  Many of these missteps are minor with little or no consequences.  Some are job ending.  Only a few […] Read more»

‘Let’s Just Pretend It Didn’t Happen’

2 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
For several years I have been writing about hyper competitive markets and the impact the intense competition for patients, physicians, and skilled workers has on leadership. Now there is a new term being floated by a growing band of outspoken leaders and patient advocates concerned with the state of US healthcare — hyper accountability.  Our […] Read more»