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Cycles Not Circles

7 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
“I feel like I am running in circles,” a successful Hospital CEO recently joked.  “As we develop strategies to reshape our organization for the Affordable Care Act, I feel like I am revisiting some places I have been before.” Actually, if he had substituted the word “cycles” for “circles” he would have been more accurate. […] Read more»

Why We Make Hiring Mistakes

17 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A CEO I knew, who was a Chief Operating Officer of a small academic medical center, once bragged that he interviewed every new hire for his organization.  He called this his Southwest (Airlines) approach, to ensure that everyone who came to work for the hospital, from nurses to housekeepers, “got it.”  Of course he was […] Read more»

Healthcare: Recession Proof No More; Career Management Rules Will Change

7 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
The good news is that the economy is improving. LastFriday’s economic news shows that the economy is growing at a faster rate than previously thought.  The bad news is that we are a long way from anything approaching robust growth, and the continued recovery is actually hanging in the balance as the White House and […] Read more»