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Leadership Is Based On Trust

30 May, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“Leadership is based on trust. The foundation of trust is truth. Without truth, their can be no trust.” — Unknown   I found that quote several months ago and I have kept it front and center in my thinking about leadership and the impact and consequences between a good leader and one who cannot be trusted. […] Read more»

The Future Is Dangerous If You Don’t Embrace Change

4 April, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
The future is scary and dangerous. It is scary because the changes fueled by political and economic instability rattles our comfort zone. It is dangerous because if we do not adapt to change, it can be career limiting. The real challenge facing executives is to recognize the difference between seismic change versus a slow moving […] Read more»

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»