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When People Think Of You, What Is Their First Thought?

15 March, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
When people think of you, is it good or bad? Do they think successful?  Smart?  Accomplished?  Insightful?  Abusive jerk? These first thoughts, like first impressions, are part and parcel of a career brand. It is amazing how many leaders are what they are without thinking about their personal brand.  They can come up with a […] Read more»

Hiring “Gamers”

4 March, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Who we hire makes a difference.  A grumpy housekeeper or cafeteria cashier whose work is mediocre can help drive down patient satisfaction scores.  A physician who is more focused on the money he or she makes than the needs of the patient will impact quality of care and patient safety.  A healthcare executive who is […] Read more»

Who Gets Hired

6 February, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
The most qualified candidates get the job only about 35 percent of the time.  That statement, based on research from more than 18 years of conducting executive retained searches, always surprises aspiring candidates.  So who is getting the jobs, if not the best qualified? The answer is simple:  Qualified people who do a better job […] Read more»