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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

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An Employee Engagement Turnaround Story

2 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A wise and seasoned, if not a little cynical CEO I know, once described the payroll process at a former hospital as “distributing cash to zombies” or “paying people for something we are not getting.” In other words, paying employees just to show up. He also described that hospital’s payroll and benefit plan as the […] Read more»

Importance of Strategic Talent Management

13 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
LUBBOCK, Texas – If you are not thinking about your human capital – aka your employees — in strategic terms, you won’t be winning a world series any time soon. For you heretics who are unfamiliar with the phrase America’s pastime, let me introduce you to Brian Sabean, the general manager of the exciting San […] Read more»

This Is Not Just A Throw Away Line

30 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
  “Your people are your most important asset.” There are three things I would like to say about that phrase. Well, actually four, but in this blog I try to avoid curse words. It is one of the immutable truths in business. Healthcare organizations love to include that phrase in their annual community reports. Strikingly, […] Read more»