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Managing Your Career In The Digital Age

2 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
From Los Angeles A few thoughts on managing your career in the digital age while wondering why so many otherwise well qualified and accomplished executives struggle with defining their value proposition in interviews. The growth in the number and importance of digital platforms will elevate the need for executives to develop public image management skills. […] Read more»

Fastball to the Strike Zone

31 July, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
The question is not if, but when and how many. Layoffs.  They are inevitable in the new healthcare economy that will be defined over the next five to seven years by the impact of the Affordable Care Act and the inevitable deficit reduction through cuts in reimbursement for Medicare, Medicaid and, ultimately, commercial payors.  These […] Read more»

Don’t Shoot Yourself In the Foot: Why Outplacement Is A Good Idea

8 July, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
When a major national health services organization acquired a major group purchasing organization (GPO), there was no question that the more than 250 employees who were part of the reduction in force would receive outplacement. The financial mavens raised their eyebrows, but that was the end of the debate. The acquiring Chief Executive Officer had […] Read more»