Leadership Lessons is a monthly column from executives and thought leaders regarding best practices they use at their organizations to develop managers and leaders at all levels of the organization.
ROI Of Thought — A New Paradigm For What Matters
When we choose to invest our cash or time in education, labor, recreation, etc., we typically expect a return. But when we invest a particular type of time — thought time — we often neither expect nor get an ROI. Why?
Thinking Entrepreneurially Inside Your Organization: How Leaders Can Drive Low-Cost Innovation
In uncertain times, it’s useful to question assumptions, mitigate risk, and experiment to see how you can do more with less. That might sound like a tall order, but fortunately, those are all entrepreneurial practices that we can hone and apply in corporate settings.
Leading With A Focus On Organizational Culture
Organizational culture is very hard to define, and even harder to get it right. Many leaders believe that culture is, above all else, the most important factor in driving innovation and organizational performance.
How To Create A Lasting Culture: Every Interaction Matters
The best leaders are humble and check their egos at the door. How you treat everyone around you, every minute of every day is noticed.
Helping Working Parents Face Their Leadership Challenge
Working parents can develop their leadership capacity by looking for and pursuing “four-way wins” — improving performance at work, home, in the community, and for themselves (mind, body, and spirit).
Do You Make Your Own Luck?
“The only thing “lucky” was my having the opportunity to learn from someone who continues to make their own luck.”
Why Vulnerability Is A Leadership Superpower
One of a leader’s most important traits is authenticity. But to truly be authentic requires a willingness to be vulnerable. Here’s how you can become your ideal version of a leader.
To Succeed In An AI World, Focus On Your Human Qualities
To succeed in an AI world you need to keep technology in its place – as servant not master – and emphasize your distinctively human qualities, such as intuitive judgment, creativity, and personal relationships.
If You Aren’t the Expert, Don’t Act Like You Are
Today we manage knowledge workers — and so the great leader will ask not tell. Knowledge workers are people who know more about what they are doing than their bosses do.
How Dual-Career Couples Make It Work
When both members of a dual-career couple are in senior leadership roles, the challenges are intense. How couples face those challenges has consequences for their teams and organizations as well as for themselves and families.
Corporate Leaders Stifle Employees
Most organizations and leaders say they want to empower people to contribute at their fullest capacity. But most leaders are never taught how to do that. We fall into the same traps…
3 Ways Leaders Can Help Employees Prepare For The Future
Constant innovations in machine learning and robotics have reshaped work. A key lesson for leaders is to be aware of these changes and have clarity about the role they play in preparing employees for the future.
A Network Cyberattack I’ll Never Forget
Not long ago, one of our global clients fell victim to a cyberattack. Forty-five thousand employees, worldwide, were suddenly disconnected from their email, calendars, spreadsheets — even their IP calling system went dark.
Innovation Capital: How Do Leaders Win Support For Their Ideas?
Many potential innovations die not because the idea is bad, but because innovators can’t win support to turn their ideas into reality. We call it the innovator’s paradox: the more groundbreaking your idea, the greater the risk, and the harder it is to win support.
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
The Benefit Of Having A Highly Engaged Editorial Advisory Board
Newest Life Science Leader editorial advisory board member, Pamela Reilly Contag, Ph.D., cofounder and CEO of BioEclipse, provides a comprehensive response to recent “Ask The Board” question, “What has been the greatest biopharma business related insight you have gained from continued operation during the first half of this year?”
Lawrence Blatt: Biopharma Entrepreneur And Professional Musician
Lawrence Blatt, Ph.D., cofounder and CEO of Aligos Therapeutics, his latest biopharma entrepreneurial venture, provides insight into the music industry, as he happens to also be a professional musician.
A Biopharma CEO Not Focused On Stock Price
BioNTech’s founder and CEO, Ugur Sahin, M.D., Ph.D., subject of an upcoming feature in Life Science Leader, provides perspective on the company’s IPO and stock price as a metric.
LIFE SCIENCE LEADER BLOGS
It’s Time We Ready Americans For The COVID-19 Long Haul
Rob Wright issues a call to action to everyone connected to the biopharmaceutical industry, recommending they begin communicating the realities of developing and distributing a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of this year.
Readying For A Virtual Fireside Chat With A Biomanufacturing Icon
Biomanufacturing icon Andy Skibo, and Life Science Leader chief editor Rob Wright, on topics and planning for upcoming fireside chat at the American Biomanufacturing Summit 2020 that has now gone virtual.