Michael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
Next up on my reading list. Lewis, author of Liar's Poker, The Big Short and Money Ball, is a great story teller. I am looking forward to beginning this soon.
Bill Conaty & Ram Charan: The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders Put People Before Numbers
Just started this over the weekend. Great, engaging read. (***)
Frederick Kempe: Berlin 1961
Kennedy, Khrushchev and the most dangerous place on earth. Mr. Kempe provides an extraordinary inside look at the Genesis of the cold war. This is a great leadership book as well as a historical expose. (*****)
Michael Lewis: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
This is an excellent inside look at the financial crisis that nearly brought the U.S. economy to its knees, and how a few very smart people made millions in profits. from the foolish decisions of mortgage originators and investment bankers. (*****)
Atul Gawande: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right
A good read from a physician in the forefront of improving healthcare safety and quality.
Youngme Moon: Different: Escaping the Competitive Herd
A wonderful read. Exciting stuff. Visit Amazon for a wonderful and creative new media promotion for this book. It is one of the best I have seen. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26PVrm4iLA0 Helpful hint: if you do not run a company, simply substitute your name for the references to companies. (****)
Matthew Stewart: The Management Myth: Why the "Experts" Keep Getting it Wrong
If you have ever had a bad experience with consultants, this books will explain the dirty little secrets of management consulting. (*****)
Marshall Goldsmith: What Got You Here Won't Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful
An extraordinary book! As you move through his unsettling examples, be ready for self-reflection. Embrace change. We are experiencing unprecedented changes in our economy. It is not logical to assume that the management style that brought success in the 1970s or 1980s will be as effective today. (*****)
Highly regarded speaker and seasoned executive search consultant with keen insights on leadership and an exemplary record recruiting top talent
John G. Self is a top-tier executive recruiter, a thought leader on career strategy and personal brand management and a highly regarded speaker.
For more than 17 years, Mr. Self has been a leader in the healthcare recruitment industry. As President of JohnGSelf Associates, an international healthcare executive search consultancy, he has successfully changed the way hospitals and major healthcare systems recruit leaders.
Recognized for his keen insight, for his ability to quickly master an organization's culture, and for his unique skill in consistently selecting the right candidates for his clients, Mr. Self has one of the best records in the search industry.
He has more than 30 years of healthcare leadership experience working in a variety of leadership and business development roles in hospitals, health systems, home infusion therapy, EMS, and consulting.
He was the 2010 American College of Healthcare Executives Senior Healthcare Leader of the Year for North Texas. He is a merit award winner for service to the College and is a past president of ACHE of North Texas, one of the largest ACHE chapters in America.
His blog is a collection of his observations on recruiting, leadership, career management strategies and personal brand management