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.
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.
Give Your Team A Break
Across a dozen fields – from social psychology to endocrinology to chronobiology – researchers are assembling a new science of breaks. Their main finding: Leaders and their teams should be taking more breaks.
How To Successfully Leap Toward A New Form Of Knowledge
Many leaders are increasingly facing the threat of their core business being encroached upon by upstarts outside of their industry. So, what differentiates the top innovative companies from those in the middle?
How GREAT Is Your Resistance To Getting A Yes?
To help identify why someone might say no to your requests, you can refer to the acronym GREAT. GREAT outlines the five most common reasons why someone might say no to your request and helps you strategize how to get to yes.
4 Steps To Leading Well In Times Of Stress
How do you create a high performing, resilient organization in times of stress and uncertainty? By developing your own internal capacity following the principles of “conscious leadership,” one of the four key tenets of “conscious capitalism.”
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
What Wasn’t Included In The Print Article About Arrowhead’s Adversity Odyssey?
Rob Wright shares enlightening anecdotes from interview of Chris Anzalone, Ph.D., CEO of Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals.
Food For Free – An Example Of How Life Science Cares Approaches Engagement
Food For Free is an example for how Life Science Cares engages with its community of greater Boston.
Gaurav Shah — A Rare Disease Biopharma CEO Shares A Rare Experience
Dr. Gaurav Shah, M.D., CEO of Rocket Pharmaceuticals, shares some of his rare experiences, such as what it is like to be nominated (as a musician) for a GRAMMY award, his company’s upcoming rare disease day, and more.
LIFE SCIENCE LEADER BLOGS
Practical And Psychological Tips For Virtual Conferencing During COVID-19
With many people now forced to work from home as a result of COVID-19, we will undoubtedly see a rise in the use of video conferencing. Here are some practical and psychological tips for connecting virtually and maintaining engagement with employees.
Working From Home While Living In A Coronavirus World
Chief editor Rob Wright shares thoughts and best practices on working from home while living in a coronavirus world.