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Cultural Change: An Immutable Rule

7 September, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
In my more than 20 years of executive search and consulting on organizational turnarounds, I have seen an important, immutable truth play out over and over. The organizational culture that a new chief executive officer inherits is the one they must use to get started. The only time you can ignore this rule is if […] Read more»

Love Blindeth a Critical Eye

9 March, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Love blindeth the eye of good judgment. When people fall madly in love it is difficult for them to see, or even acknowledge, the oblivious flaws or shortcomings of their newfound companion.  Only time, not words of caution from friends or family, will peel away the gauze of bliss from their otherwise critical eyes.  When […] Read more»

Healthcare Leadership Truths and Fads

31 January, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
In healthcare there are a couple of immutable business truths: Never has a merger of provider organizations resulted in lower costs for the consumer, the claims of Chief Executive Officers notwithstanding. Leaders who put their employees first, creating a culture based on a deep love for the commitment and dedication of their employees, will, over […] Read more»