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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»

Performance Evaluations: A Bad Joke?

3 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
After spending several days in Las Vegas speaking to the American Academy of Medical Administrators, the bitter cold with snow and sleet in Dallas is more than a little jolting.  Reviewing some notes in my Journal, I ran across several entries that were equally unsettling.  Tom was the manager of a blood bank within a […] Read more»

Lame Answers Not Allowed

13 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most common questions in a candidate interview and one that seems to trip up many executives is, “What are your weaknesses?” When you have been recruiting for as long as I have, you can tell when a candidate is not prepared for a certain question.  You can see it in their eyes […] Read more»