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Working With Recruiters: It’s About Building Your Network

6 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A common complaint among executives who have gotten the sack is that recruiters do not return phone calls even though the vast majority of the complainers have invested little or no time in developing a networking relationship with search executives. Search consultants do this work—day in, day out. Many of my colleagues just assume that […] Read more»

A Note to Those Who Have Gotten the Sack

27 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
If you are beginning a career transition – the timing of which was not of your choosing — there are three things to consider. Turmoil will produce turnover.  Healthcare is about to enter a period of prolonged transformational change.  Some might argue that what we will experience is outright turmoil, but the fact is there […] Read more»

Doing a “Great Job” Isn’t Enough

15 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most commonly repeated complaints of top performing hospital CEOs:  How do some mediocre leaders land great jobs?  “I have done a great job – my board is happy, our balance sheet is in great shape, our community service and retained earnings are at all-time highs and the physicians keep telling me what […] Read more»