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Can You Build And Lead Teams?  

23 November, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Can you build and lead teams?   That is a common question in most interviews, especially those that use the behavior and values approach to sorting out candidates.  Since employees are an organization’s most important and valuable asset, I think that question is spot on. When it is framed in that manner, interviewers are focusing […] Read more»

Empowering, Not Controlling Your Managers

1 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In the early 1980s, a Houston hospital CEO was frustrated by his hospital’s anemic financial performance despite the tightening of financial controls, as well as noisy department manager meetings replete with leadership huffing and puffing about dire consequences if things didn’t change. But not much did…change that is. So this medical center CEO came to […] Read more»

Earned Respect: The Best Choice for Leaders

29 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
HOUSTON — There are a couple of ways to look at leadership style.  Earned respect, and command and control, which is to say, I’m the boss, do what I say.  Earned respect requires more skill. It takes more time and energy but will generally produce sustainable results.  The I’m the boss approach is easier.  It […] Read more»