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What’s Wrong With Loving Your Job And Your People?

14 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
What’s wrong with loving your job? That question would play well at most MBA programs, even at Harvard.  But there is a variation of that question that tends to make people squeamish:  What’s wrong with loving your people and the customers you serve? For whatever reason, the concept of loving your people — telling them […] 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»

David C. Pate, MD, JD:  My Secrets to Building, Leading a Team

30 November, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Editor’s Note:  David C. Pate, MD, JD, FACP, FACHE, is the Chief Executive Officer of St. Luke’s Health System, the market leader in Boise Idaho.    Dr. Pate is a graduate of Rice University with a degree in Biochemistry.  He earned his Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine.  Following graduation he entered the […] Read more»