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Peter Principle Is 40, Alive And Well

23 August, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
The late Dr. Peter argued that we ask for more and more until we ask for too much, Mr. Sutton writes. “Then these individuals -- promoted to positions in which they are doomed to fail – start using a bag of tricks to mask their incompetence. They distract us from their crummy work with giant desks, replace action with incomprehensible acronyms, blame others for failure, cheat to create the illusion of progress. Read more»

A Culture Of Hiding Mistakes?

26 April, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS, Texas (April 25, 2009) -- As I continue my series of blogs on leadership, I read a story on the HealthLeaders.Com web site that once again brought into focus the important role a health system or hospital CEO plays in setting a leadership culture that ensures that his or her patients are safe. Read more»

He Has Reached Rock Bottom And Started To Dig…

23 April, 2009 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS, Texas (April 23, 2009) -- Much has been written in the past year about leadership in healthcare. With the economic crisis continuing to batter the financial performance of many U.S. hospitals, I am willing to bet much more will be written over the next several months. Read more»