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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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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.

Feb 22, 2017

Today I want to share a soup-to-nuts summary of the executive recruiting process as well as highlight some common misunderstandings.

Feb 1, 2017

An interview with Dr. Britt Berrett, FACHE, Director of Undergraduate Program in Healthcare Management at University of Texas - Dallas, an accomplished healthcare executive, and best selling author of "Patients Come Second."

 

Jan 11, 2017

This is the story of Dan. An actual executive who found himself suddenly terminated and the transition he went through to get back on his feet.

Nov 23, 2016

Technology is one of the hottest business sectors. The top graduates, once lured to gilded hallways of wall street and hedge funds, are now, metaphorically speaking, going west to seek their fortune. 

Technology, investment baking, the law – they all seem to take precedent over some other notable and important career paths like teaching, social service and healthcare. 

Healthcare has never been a top destination for graduates from top tier schools like Harvard, Penn or Stanford, which I think is a bit odd. 

Which begs the question, which business is harder to manage – a technology company or a hospital? 

Nov 16, 2016

The Curse of Knowledge makes it hard for you to communicate knowledge or information to less informed people.  

Just think of a business consultant with vast knowledge and expertise who is unable to understand how little you know about an issue so he or she uses so many abstractions, so much industry jargon, that you cannot possibly understand the essence of what they are saying.

Candidates for executive positions frequently struggle with this Curse of Knowledge. They stumble in an interview because they fail to communicate impact points in a succinct manner.  They do not comprehend how little the potential employer appreciates their career accomplishments or potential value to the organization.

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