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Yes, It Does Take A Village

19 November, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
When then First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, published her book “It Takes A Village,” an analysis of the impact individuals and groups outside the family have, for better or worse, on a child’s well-being, the right-wing pundits chastised Ms. Clinton for denigrating the primacy of the role of the family.  They sensed that there was […] Read more»

Why It is Time to Change Physician Recruiting

26 October, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
There are three compelling reasons why it is time to change the way physicians are recruited. They are: Healthcare reform Projected supply shortages Deficit reduction Why?  Now more than ever, the quality, the mix and cohesiveness of medical staffs will make the difference between exceptional success or becoming a “me-too” afterthought in the marketplace. Today, […] Read more»

Culture Is King, Tough to Change

22 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
An organization’s strategy, culture, and human capital—the people—are frequently cited in business books, stories, and case studies as the key ingredients in the grand mix of why companies succeed or fail.  At a lunch meeting in the 1990s, when the big three of Dallas-Fort Worth Health Systems were contemplating a merger, an executive of one […] Read more»