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President Obama’s Jell-O

23 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
DALLAS (July 19, 2009) -- Reforming healthcare is one of the most complex, daunting and important tasks of this decade. What began with great hope and good intentions to avoid the reform mistakes of the past is now going badly. Sadly, what we are watching in Washington is a bunch of very smart people trying to hold a hand full of Jell-O that has not quite set up. It is not a pretty sight and they are making a very b Read more»

Communication, A Leadership Essential

9 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Communication is a leadership essential. It has always been important, but in today’s fast-paced, connected business climate where superior service and profitability are welded together like no other time in modern history, the CEO—indeed any executive—who is not an effective communicator will face some daunting challenges in achieving sustainable success. What does it mean to […] Read more»

An Adult Conversation and Other Comments

19 April, 2011 Posted by John G. Self
Random thoughts while wondering if the healthcare industry will take the lead on structural reform... At midnight on Monday we either filed our taxes or filed an extension. This epic annual event prompted a Financial Times columnist to observe that "the 1040 form is to financial planning what waterboarding is to asking a few questions." Read more»