ARTICLES BY LIZ BYWATER, PH.D.

  • Be Brave, Be Curious, Be Determined.
    Be Brave, Be Curious, Be Determined.

    Some leadership steps to take when you want to engage employees, colleagues, partners and customers to join you in your quest for knowledge to find cures to today’s most pressing business challenges.

  • Creating Tomorrow, Today: Three Keys to Leading Change
    Creating Tomorrow, Today: Three Keys to Leading Change

    I’ve found that my most successful clients are getting ahead by creating the future. Transforming. Innovating. Winning the hearts and minds of their best people. Here are three ways to lead through change and drive an innovation mindset.

  • This is Your Captain Speaking: 5 Keys to Leadership in Tough Times
    This is Your Captain Speaking: 5 Keys to Leadership in Tough Times

    Sitting comfortably aboard a full commercial flight, ready to depart from Boston’s busy Logan Airport, I hear the captain’s calm and assured voice issued from the cockpit.

  • As A Leader, Are You Invisible?
    As A Leader, Are You Invisible?

    Dr. Liz shares great advice on how leaders can be more visible within their organizations. Visibility allows for a more cohesive and productive organization.

  • Is Your Employee Struggling, Improving… Or Ready To Go?
    Is Your Employee Struggling, Improving… Or Ready To Go?

    Are you dealing with a staff member who is not performing, behaving, or adding value as a leader? Here are five steps you should take:

  • Stop Ignoring Your Top Performers
    Stop Ignoring Your Top Performers

    Today’s healthcare leaders must carefully decide how to spend their time — and be clear about what will come off their plate. Unfortunately, even the best leaders may inadvertently take the wrong things off the priorities list.

  • Communication For Leaders: How To Share The Good And The Bad
    Communication For Leaders: How To Share The Good And The Bad

    What do you do when the reality of a commercial launch is finally within reach? The fact is, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach.

  • 10 Ways to Speed Up in 2018
    10 Ways to Speed Up in 2018

    As a leader, your job is to make decisions that help your team navigate the endless demands on their time – and to protect energy and resources for the actions that matter most. Here are some suggestions on how to do that.

  • Three Steps to a More Resilient Organization
    Three Steps to a More Resilient Organization

    Your leadership is the key to keeping your workforce focused, productive, optimistic, and creative no matter what comes your way. Here are three keys to building resilience in today’s dynamic healthcare universe.

  • Leaders: When You Talk, Is Anybody Listening? How to Become an Influential Communicator
    Leaders: When You Talk, Is Anybody Listening? How to Become an Influential Communicator

    Amid today’s rapid-fire business climate and the ever-changing healthcare landscape, it’s not unusual for leaders to move quickly. Fast is fine, but are you going too fast, too often? Are you sure your leadership style isn’t leaving people in the dust or pushing them away?

  • Labor Day, Leadership, And Leveraging A Moment Of Pause
    Labor Day, Leadership, And Leveraging A Moment Of Pause

    The Labor Day transition into fall is perfect timing for a strategic pause. As you approach the coming season, block out time to reflect on your goals and those of your team and organization. Consider these four questions...

  • How To Create A Spirit Of Independence Among Your Team
    How To Create A Spirit Of Independence Among Your Team

    Welcome to the premier edition of Dr. Liz on Leadership! In my new, monthly Life Science Leader column, I will bring you practical tools and advice to help you, your team, and your organization thrive in today’s rapidly changing healthcare environment.

Liz Bywater, Ph.D.

Liz Bywater, Ph.D.

Dr. Liz Bywater works at the intersection of business and psychology, she brings together practical experience (advising top executives across the Fortune 500), advanced education (she’s earned a PhD in Psychology) and a dynamic personal style to inspire, engage and advise her clients. For over a decade, top global organizations have requested Liz’s help in resolving issues such as creating extraordinary client relationships, increasing market persuasion, increasing innovation and driving productive collaborations in an increasingly complex world. Liz works with senior leaders at some of the world’s most successful companies: Johnson & Johnson, Nike, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AmerisourceBergen, Thomson Reuters, and more. Drawing upon her expertise in human behavior, Liz advises her clients slow down and put an end to daily fire fighting, freeing up time and energy to lead strategically, drive rapid growth, propel innovation, increase influence, lead their teams through change, and build the organization of the future.