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If Only I Had Known

25 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
One summer, my life changed.  At the time it seemed only like a change in plans, but I was wrong. I remember the events that altered my life and social position as if it were yesterday.  The month was May.  The year, 1965.  President Johnson was in office, Vietnam was raging and student unrest was […] Read more»

Courage: Critical Leadership Characteristic

14 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Our new year is bringing ample challenges to the healthcare industry, from strategies to deal with the Affordable Care Act, to the realities that deficit reduction will require additional cuts in Medicare reimbursement to providers. Congress is still in denial about the biggest problem with deficit spending – Medicare, but healthcare executives should not draw […] Read more»

Falling From Grace

3 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Change is hard.  Failing is hard to take.  And for many top executives the pain of failing is the driver that pushes them to change. So says John Chambers, CISCO’s Chief Executive Officer.  “I’d like to say I like change.  I don’t.  I came out of IBM and Wang Laboratories.  Each company was on top […] Read more»