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A Hospital CEO’s Tough Lesson Learned

16 November, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
“My biggest disappointment,” he explained, “Was my failure to come to grips – to really understand – the real importance of human capital issues and how those directly related to my success or failure as a hospital leader. So many CEOs talk in platitudes, or business-speak about how important their employees are, but the number of hospital senior executives who really get it, with sufficient depth of unders Read more»

Videoconference Interviews and Marriage

5 November, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
CHICAGO, November 5, 2008 -- Would you get engaged to marry a person who you met only through one or two video conference sessions? You would be crazy. That is exactly what an increasing number of top-tier executive search firms are asking their clients to accept. With increasing frequency, some name brand recruiters are relying on videoconference interviews – and in some cases only telephone calls – to make a cr Read more»

BIG IDEA: Secondary References Can Be Dangerous

27 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
As soon as you give up the name of a former colleague to an interviewer, you have just provided a Secondary Reference. If this person does not remember you, or if they did not think highly of you, well...you may have opened a whole can of worms that could kill your chances of employment. Read more»