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True North: Life’s Rules From My First Job

1 January, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
I recently saw a LINKEDIN discussion where people were asked to share important lessons from their first job that they use today. This intriguing question led me to reflect on my childhood and youth and the important business lessons I learned from my True North. Read more»

Baseball, Leadership and ‘A Thing Well Done’

29 December, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
In the world of healthcare leadership, it is not enough to master the current lexicon of business speak or only produce profits, good leaders must focus on doing what is right “out of genuine appreciation and respect for one’s craft and appreciation for excellence for its own sake,” as Costas concluded. In my book, that is virtue. Read more»

The Five Pillars of Leadership Authenticity

19 December, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
Goodness and virtue are traits that are much admired in life. Unfortunately, these two words are not commonly included in modern business speak. Some might argue that in the world of business the words goodness and virtue are mutually exclusive when you contrast them with terms like execution, accountability and results. Read more»