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.
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.”
Confronting The Dilemmas Of Disruption
History teaches us that disruptive change is bad news for even the best run incumbents. How can executives confront the dilemmas of disruption?
5 Ways To Focus In A Distracting World
Your attention is your most valuable asset. Here’s how you can spend it wisely.
Talented People Must Choose To Do Great Work: Curate A Culture
The fate of your business rests largely on the willingness of individuals to choose to invest their best discretionary effort in your company’s cause — to dig deep for innovative ideas, to imagine solutions outside any box, to perceive subtle shifts and faint signals.
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Why Top Researchers And Physicians Enter The World Of Biopharma R&D
David Chang, M.D., Ph.D., founder and CEO of Allogene Therapeutics, along with numerous other physicians have opted to become biopharmaceutical executives, but one doesn’t have to go to medical school to be driven to make a difference for patients.
Genmab’s Commercial Engine Aspirations
Jan G. J. van de Winkel, Ph.D., cofounder and CEO of Genmab, discusses the company’s aspirations to eventually commercialize its own products.
Tariff Wars, Politics, And Other Concerns Of 6 Biopharma CEOs For 2020 And Beyond
Six biopharma CEOs talk tariff wars, politics, and other concerns for 2020 and beyond.
LIFE SCIENCE LEADER BLOGS
JPM Welcomes Life Sciences Into What Could Be The Roaring Twenties Of Discovery
Rob Wright shares his thoughts on the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference and “JPM” as we enter a decade that could be “roaring with cures.” Content specifically curated for professional development of c-level life science leaders.
The Leadership Meeting – Where Leaders Go To Learn
Rob Wright provides a high-level overview of The Leadership Meeting, a pre-JPM conference with content specifically curated for professional development of c-level life science leaders.