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Career/Life Balance Paradox: Promising No Relocation

20 June, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Do not make promises to your family that you cannot keep. This is one of the most controversial guidelines in the field of career management. In today’s economy, marked with more structural volatility and less job security, long term employment tenures are on the decline, especially at the executive level. Long term employment tenures are […] Read more»

The Consequences of Negativity, Unhappiness and Pity Parties

6 June, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
There is a toxic combination that can lead to major troubles in career-land. We all get busy with our jobs and with our families, and for many, intense stress from work — a micromanaging or abusive boss, a rebellious employee, a crushing workload, unattainable goals or unreasonable deadlines — or serious life-balance conflicts can tip […] Read more»

METRICS:  Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

13 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
When I entered the healthcare industry there was a dearth of emphasis on the detailed management metrics that we now use to evaluate performance.  Today, quantitative analysis rules supreme. But, like so many other things in life, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. “It’s very easy for CEOs to become […] Read more»