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.
Leadership And Strategic Teams – 3 Keys To Development
What separates effective teams from those that struggle? What are the key principles of team leadership and team trust?
“So, You’re Telling Me I’m Not A Rock Star?” — When Feedback Goes Wrong
Feedback fails when supervisors make it about themselves, rather than developing the person receiving the feedback. We fail our people and our organizations when we do not provide timely and effective inputs.
Coaching Through Crisis
In my work with leaders from across the country — many of whom are responsible for maintaining wellness programs for the companies they serve — three things seem to surface as critical strategies for coaching through crisis:
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.
BEYOND THE PRINTED PAGE
Have You Heard Of The Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association (CBA)?
While working at his first job at Human Genome Sciences in 1995, Guo-Liang Yu, Ph.D., decided to create The Chinese Biopharmaceutical Association (CBA), one of the largest Chinese American professional associations in the U.S.
What 4 Biopharma CFOs Think About The Future Of Remote Work
While we touch on remote work in Life Science Leader’s annual outlook issue, the responses in this article from four biopharmaceutical CFOs to questions on the subject shed additional light on the challenge that lies ahead for employers.
Where Does Biopharma’s Future Reside Beyond Boston And San Francisco?
Two metropolitan areas tend to dominate the discussion when it comes to key biopharmaceutical industry hubs within the United States — Boston and San Francisco. And while these two cities have certainly earned their biopharma bragging rights over the years, one has to wonder how long that will continue. Afterall, just a few years ago biopharmaceutical executives noted it becoming increasingly difficult to attract top talent, as candidates cited “too crowded,” “too expensive,” and a host of other reasons behind their unwillingness to move to places like Boston and San Francisco. But does location (for many roles) even still apply?
LIFE SCIENCE LEADER BLOGS
Let’s Talk About JPM 2021
Rob Wright, chief editor of Life Science Leader, shares thoughts on attending the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference (JPM) which was 100% virtual this year.
What Went Right In 2020? My Top 5 List
Life Science Leader's Rob Wright reviews five things that went right in 2020.