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Recruiting:  There Is No Single Formula for Getting It Right

7 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A central question for executive recruiters, or people who hire executive recruiters, is this:  are you filling an order or are you engaging in a comprehensive journey to find a qualified executive who will “fit” in the client organization and deliver sustainable value? As I have written in the past, the vast majority of recruiters […] Read more»

Hiring Mistakes and Near Misses

11 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
For a staff level position a hiring mistake is costly but never fatal.  When you start rolling the dice for the C-Suite — the Chief Executive, the Chief Financial or Chief Nursing Officer — making an employment mistake can be painfully costly, even devastating. When you hire the wrong CEO  it can produce a cascading […] Read more»

Quality Care:  Where Does It Start?

9 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Dan, 54,  had been a CEO of a respected community medical center for more than 12 years.  He loved his job.  He was paid very well and his family was established in the community on multiple levels — civic work, schools and extra-curricular activities, club memberships and church. His medical staff and board seemed happy […] Read more»