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The Hidden Dangers of Leading Change

12 September, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
People hate change. They dislike it so much that otherwise nice people will resort to some uncharacteristic behaviors — gossiping, lying and personal defamation against the person leading the change. This is a real threat to senior executives, especially those involved in organizational turnarounds. Important progress can be slowed or derailed. Executive careers can be […] Read more»

Interim Candidate Selection:  A Better Way

24 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — When selecting an interim executive, there is always the risk of making a bad choice. Too often the decision is based on the resume and the advice, slanted or not, from the interim company executive touting the candidate list.  Frequently these decisions are made at a time of crisis and with a […] Read more»

An Employee Engagement Turnaround Story

2 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A wise and seasoned, if not a little cynical CEO I know, once described the payroll process at a former hospital as “distributing cash to zombies” or “paying people for something we are not getting.” In other words, paying employees just to show up. He also described that hospital’s payroll and benefit plan as the […] Read more»