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Communicating Through Reform: The Key to Success

31 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
The winds of change in healthcare are increasing.  Before many of the Baby Boomer CEOs and members of senior leadership teams retire, our industry will be in a virtual hurricane of challenge and change. New ideas, new regulations, less money and, ultimately, a whole new way of doing business, will characterize this perfect storm.  Dramatic […] Read more»

Reagan and Telling Stories

10 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
I am a speaker.  My friends and family only laugh and say that I am really a talker.  OK, I love verbal communication.  Standing before a crowd of people you do not know and connecting with them in a way that makes them smile, laugh, and perhaps even learn, is one of life’s most enjoyable […] Read more»

Business Speak and Gobbledygook

11 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Leadership communication is under attack. Executives, advisors, and business journalists are increasingly spouting business jargon, doublespeak, and bunkum to describe strategy or market conditions.  The use of meaningless phrases in business communications is compromising leadership effectiveness, giving employees something about which to sneer. Mere mortals—workers and lesser business types listening to this gob Read more»