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What Is The Hardest Business In The World To Manage?

20 January, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
A recent study determined that the hardest businesses in the world to manage are hospitals — 20 percent tougher than any other enterprise. For health system and hospital CEOs, those results amount to nothing more than a blinding flash of the obvious. While I do not know the source of the study, a colleague mentioned […] Read more»

ACA + Deficit Reduction – Cuts to Healthcare = Opportunity

18 November, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
It’s over. That period of time, and accompanying belief system, where regardless of how messy attempts to reform healthcare become, that everything will somehow work out, that the business model we know will survive relatively unchanged, is just not realistic. Yet, you would be surprised how much wishful thinking is detracting some healthcare CEOs and […] Read more»

Beating Up, Chewing Up Employees Not the Answer

7 October, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
At a time of industry wide disruption and stress, senior leaders have a responsibility to step up their game, from the results “they” produce to the way they interact with employees.  This is one of the most important things a CEO does. “I don’t know how you can be a great leader without warmth and […] Read more»