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A twice weekly podcast focusing on career management and recruitment with executive recruiter John G. Self, Managing Partner of a Dallas-based search firm.
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May 30, 2018

There is emerging momentum to the idea that affiliating with a larger health system will not guarantee independent community hospitals or smaller  health systems the market security or financial sustainability to serve their communities. Market dynamics for safer, lower cost of care delivered in an environment that patients really like seems to fly in the face of the mega systems.

Community hospital boards and their CEOs say lack of agility or the ability to deliver care for less while engendering patient loyalty, is major weakness of many of the larger health systems. 

Apr 18, 2018

Many job candidates are eliminated at two critical choke points in the executive search process:  the resume review and the face-to-face interview.  We will zero on the latter in today's podcast.

Here is the problem.  Most candidates tend to talk and talk about what they do, and how they do it.  But they fall short in emphasizing the WHY.  Why they do what they do. Herein is where the passion and the memorable part of the interview lives.  

 

Apr 4, 2018

The Big Idea:  In a competitive job market, where there is intense competition for the best jobs, candidates must find a way to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Today I will share with you three steps to improve your performance in an interview.

 

 

Mar 28, 2018

Today, from Chicago, we will examine the idea of how a senior executive’s ego can be a make or break issue when it comes to having a stellar career, professionally and financially.  Recruiter and career counselor John Self will outline steps to avoid this career setback.

Mar 21, 2018

Did you know that getting laid off can be as bad for your health as it is for your pocketbook? Research shows that the trauma of losing one’s job can create some adverse health risks. In this podcast I will cover how not to deny your emotions, but also not let them take control. 

Feb 21, 2018

Today, our big idea is the need for inspirational communication in a day and age in which the political and social challenges can very easily take you to the dark side.   As a leader you must be prepared to talk about some very uncomfortable truths but the reality is people want and need to be inspired. Inspiration is the salve that helps us deal with all that makes us uncomfortable. It moves us to a belief that we can overcome.

Feb 21, 2018

Today, our big idea is the need for inspirational communication in a day and age in which the political and social challenges can very easily take you to the dark side.   As a leader you must be prepared to talk about some very uncomfortable truths but the reality is people want and need to be inspired. Inspiration is the salve that helps us deal with all that makes us uncomfortable. It moves us to a belief that we can overcome.

Feb 14, 2018

Today’s Big Idea focuses on the frustrations and pain experienced by executives looking for work, battling an increasingly automated job applicant processing system.  I will offer some suggestions on what you can do to beat the system. 

Feb 7, 2018

“It is not the strongest species that survives, not the most intelligent, but the most responsive to change.”    Charles Darwin

Today’s big idea focuses on change and how recent news accounts regarding the big three business coalition may be a tipping point to the long awaited transformational reform of healthcare.  We will look at those issues and four healthcare career paths that I believe will provide talented and skilled executives with career and financial growth opportunities.

 

Jan 31, 2018

In today's podcast we look at two big career management topics:  
First, we will look at the deterioration in the soft skills that candidates bring to the table.  One in three recruiters say there is a measurable decline in the quality of the soft skills.

Second, we will look at how research and advanced preparation for 15 common questions can help you improve your performance.  

 

Jan 24, 2018

In this week's podcast – If willpower, reason and executive functioning skills seem like a recipe for success, why have so many already given up on their New Year’s Resolutions? We will also discuss how you can reframe a point of view to end an argument in the spirit of finding common ground.  

Jan 10, 2018

Today on Self Perspective, we will focus on the importance of your Personal Positioning Statement (PPS) and how this concept can strengthen your career management and job seeking skills. Then, in Part II, we will look into the power of storytelling and how this art delights, enchants, touches, teaches, inspires motivates and challenges us. And, more importantly, how storytelling can help us remember important events and important lessons of life.

Dec 27, 2017

One of the toughest challenges faced in leading a turnaround is striking the right balance between being demanding and tough to ensure that business goals are achieved, and leading in a way that engages the workforce to ensure that individual members of the team excel in performance. 

There are far too many leaders who actually believe that to be successful, you have to be “take-no-prisoners” tough, demanding,  and willing to publicly ridicule an underperforming executive in order to create an example for others.   When challenged about their style these executives typically offer an excuse masquerading as a pillar of integrity — that they owe people something called unvarnished honesty.  What a nice sounding phrase for a publicly demeaning experience in front of colleagues. 

Nov 21, 2017

I want to share a little trick I learned recently that has dramatically changed my outlook on my work, on my family and on my future goals. If you try it, I think you will be pleasantly surprised with the positive impact in your own life. To participate you do not have to buy anything, all it requires is a notebook, pen and a few minutes each day.

Nov 15, 2017

An executive who learns the basics of brand management can greatly enhance their reputation. Here are the steps I believe executives should take to make this happen enhance in a competitive marketplace.

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