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Integrity, Consistency and Walking the Talk

20 September, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
Integrity is a much admired and sought after characteristic in leadership. When you ask board members or employees about the ideal characteristics for a new leader, integrity is almost always number one on the list, rarely lower than number three. So since it so critical, what is it? What does it really mean when a CEO or other leader is said to have great integrity? Read more»

OK, Here’s the Deal

22 July, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
Several months ago, I announed that I was going to shift from writing a blog exclusive to healthcare to more general interest issues. I promised that I would get back to you when my plans came together. All I can say is that best made plans are subject to change. So, here's the deal. Read more»

Quality and Safety: The Secret Ingredient for Success

12 July, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
I have had the pleasure of working with some great health system and hospital clients that have achieved national recognition for achieving meaningful and sustainable improvements in quality of care and patient safety. These are not manufactured results for some national magazine survey. Their quality score cards, based on national standards, are impressive. Do you know what characteristic is evident in each of t Read more»