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.
Right Now, You Should Think “Coach First”
We’ve all seen the value that coaching can produce on performance, but traditional coaching approaches are difficult to scale and too expensive to implement.
Creating Positive Connections In The Virtual World
As more people live in the virtual world and connect by mobile devices and computers, we must learn and understand how to create enduring connections and meaningful relationships.
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.
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Some Leadership Lessons Come From Unexpected Places
Paula Ragan, Ph.D., cofounder and CEO of X4 Pharmaceuticals (subject of the November 2020 cover feature in Life Science Leader), talks about how participating in team sports can help with leadership skills later in life.
A Glimpse Into David Lucchino, Cofounder And CEO Of Frequency Therapeutics
David Lucchino, cofounder and CEO of Frequency Therapeutics, discusses how he came to meet company cofounders Robert Langer, Sc.D., and Chris Loose, Ph.D., along with transitioning from med tech to biopharma.
Looking Forward Is The Job Of Every Executive
Tim Wright, CEO of MiMedx, discusses the importance of leaders looking down the road in order to keep a business sustainable.
LIFE SCIENCE LEADER BLOGS
What Does Travel Look Like For You In 2021?
With the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare conference going virtual in January of 2021, Rob Wright asks readers about their business travel plans for next year, and includes anonymized thoughts on posed questions from two Life Science Leader editorial advisory board members.
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.