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Going The Extra Mile As A Leader

16 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
A baker’s dozen, a little something extra…   When you buy a dozen cookies, donuts, cinnamon rolls or other treats, bakery sales clerks will frequently add a 13th item—a little additional value, a “baked goods” thank you for your patronage.  Today I heard a radio advertisement extolling this practice and it prompted me to think about […] Read more»

Value Versus Size

10 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Bigger is not always better. Bigger does not guarantee value or success. As healthcare leaders warily eye the new healthcare economy and the attendant uncertainty that comes with implementation of the multitude of acronyms—ACA, ACOs, ABHE, MD-PA Plans, PHM, etc.—along with the looming reductions in reimbursement, there is a growing sense that the margin for […] Read more»

When Value Is Not Valuable

19 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Obtaining value in purchasing goods and services becomes extremely important when the economy slows.  However, the reality of value can be illusive. “Value” in today’s economy is among the most used and abused words in marketing, followed by the popular brochure cliché “partnering relationship.” In retail, buying a $1,400 men’s suit and getting a second […] Read more»