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Culture Is King, Tough to Change

22 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
An organization’s strategy, culture, and human capital—the people—are frequently cited in business books, stories, and case studies as the key ingredients in the grand mix of why companies succeed or fail.  At a lunch meeting in the 1990s, when the big three of Dallas-Fort Worth Health Systems were contemplating a merger, an executive of one […] Read more»

A Note to Those Who Have Gotten the Sack

27 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
If you are beginning a career transition – the timing of which was not of your choosing — there are three things to consider. Turmoil will produce turnover.  Healthcare is about to enter a period of prolonged transformational change.  Some might argue that what we will experience is outright turmoil, but the fact is there […] Read more»

Thinking Out Loud: The Career You Thought You Were Going to Have

15 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
As I prepare for my speech to the Healthcare Leadership Network of the Delaware Valley at Villanova on Thursday night, I find myself thinking out loud with my team, sharing ideas for brand management in a new healthcare environment. One of the more radical perspectives being discussed is that the young healthcare management graduate students […] Read more»