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The Touchy Subject of Succession Planning

29 April, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
One of the toughest decisions a long serving CEO has to make is when to leave the organization – to retire or take on another career challenge. “Go out on top” is the ideal goal but more than a few executives, for a variety of reasons – financial concerns, unfulfilled business plans, no apparent successor, […] Read more»

5 Ways to Prepare for Healthcare Transformation

26 September, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
This article should serve as a clarion call for healthcare CEOs.        Medicare Cuts will Cost Nearly 500,000 Healthcare Jobs  09/25/2012 | by Hilary Lau | D Healthcare Magazine Mandatory spending cuts to Medicare in 2013 will result in large-scale job losses in physician offices and throughout the healthcare system, according to an analysis on the impact […] Read more»

Succession Planning: Two Perspectives

2 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
There are two points of view on the merits of this concept: good and horrible. Supporters, who tout succession planning, often include a cadre of the usual suspects -- executive search consultants and leadership gurus who will profit from this initiative. Certainly there are governing boards and CEOs, primarily at the larger health systems and hospitals, which spend considerable time discussing this topic. The detr Read more»