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Five Competencies

12 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Successful leaders are great communicators, they are respected for their honesty and transparency, they know how to select and motivate people and, above all else, they know how to sell ideas.  These are five essential leadership competencies. Every industry and every company faces challenges.  They all deal with resistance to change.  The good leaders distinguish […] Read more»

You Can’t Have One Without the Other

5 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Today, the average senior hospital executive does not spend much time, if any, with LinkedIn or anything that remotely resembles “social media.”  They see no upside. That will all change over the next seven to 10 years as Baby Boomer leaders retire and the next generation of executives, the vast majority of whom have grown […] Read more»

Social Media, Elevator Speech: Time for New Terminology

24 October, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
I propose that career professionals change two words:  social media and elevator speech. First, to social media.  I have found that a good many professionals, while they may embrace this new phenomenon for corporate marketing, turn up their noses at the idea of using “social media” to enhance their career brand.  When you ask them […] Read more»