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Companies Must Disclose, Not Withhold

18 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A great onboarding program cannot be optimally effective if new employees—executives, department managers, supervisors and line employees—don’t fully understand and support the organization’s mission, values, corporate cultural and performance expectations prior to employment. Waiting to educate people until after they have signed in for the first day of work is the kind of costly human […] Read more»

CMO Explosion

24 April, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
For years, a full-time Chief Medical Officer was rare and only a handful of positions existed, typically held by a respected physician who no longer wanted, or was unable, to maintain a clinical practice.  The number of physicians enrolled in a graduate management degree program with an eye on the executive suite was miniscule. All […] Read more»

“It Wasn’t A Good Fit” Spells Disaster for Prized Candidate

12 August, 2010 Posted by John G. Self
Dan, a promising young up and coming executive in a hyper-competitive industry who was pirated away by another company, arrived with great fanfare; it was a real coup to get him on the team. He was truly a trophy catch, sought after by others in the market segment. For Dan, to make the move was a tough decision in his young, but successful career. The new job offered more money, probably faster promotions, but he w Read more»