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Moment of Truth

24 September, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
“Check your ego at the front door,” is a phrase popular with some executive coaches and self-help gurus.  The underlying theme, at least in business, for this frequently used platitude is that leadership is not about the leader, but the success of the organization and the employees who make it happen. “Moments of truth” is […] Read more»

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»

Why Culture is the One Key Component for Success

1 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
There are many management tomes that seek to identify the one key component of success.  With it you succeed.  Without it, you fail. A few include: Strategic vision Superb organizational skills Operational and financial insight Strong culture Execution I have two personal favorites from this short list: strong culture and execution. They play an important […] Read more»