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Talent Evaluation

21 November, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving 2012.  In healthcare, for example, we should be thankful that we have survived, in spite of ourselves, on several important issues, like how we invest in our human capital, or, according to hundreds of hospital annual reports,  “our most important asset.” Let’s be honest.  Fantasy […] Read more»

Culture Is King, Tough to Change

22 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
An organization’s strategy, culture, and human capital—the people—are frequently cited in business books, stories, and case studies as the key ingredients in the grand mix of why companies succeed or fail.  At a lunch meeting in the 1990s, when the big three of Dallas-Fort Worth Health Systems were contemplating a merger, an executive of one […] Read more»

Companies Must Disclose, Not Withhold

18 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A great onboarding program cannot be optimally effective if new employees—executives, department managers, supervisors and line employees—don’t fully understand and support the organization’s mission, values, corporate cultural and performance expectations prior to employment. Waiting to educate people until after they have signed in for the first day of work is the kind of costly human […] Read more»