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First Do No Harm. Yeah, Right.

8 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
  If you are a hospital CEO or other senior executive and your boss (or board) is more interested in profitability and days of cash on hand than quality of care and patient safety, then you are working for the wrong man, woman, or the wrong organization. As I have said many times over the […] Read more»

Graduate Degrees, Professional Credentials and the Resume

27 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
The use of academic credentials following a candidate’s name is a source of debate, spurred on primarily by those who hold the degrees and want everyone to know. Let’s assume, perhaps prematurely, that everyone knows that you NEVER list an undergraduate credential on your resume or business card following your name versus listing in the […] Read more»

Pedal to the Metal

24 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Candidates interviewing for executive jobs should avoid the common mistake of dialing back their interest and energy when they hear something during the site interview that suggests that, perhaps, the position is not the right fit for them.  Why? Rarely do candidates ask for a clarification when they hear something that concerns them.  Instead, spontaneously, […] Read more»