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Great Advice from Great Minds – Keith Ferrazzi

Want to become a trusted advisor to HCPs? …Keith has some great ideas…. read on I was a bit nervous anticipating my interview with Keith Ferrazzi. After all, he is considered to be a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, one of the top “40 Under 40” business leaders by Crain’s Business,

Employee Engagement 2.0

Job satisfaction is at an all-time low. TGIF is considered a normal way to think. Does it have to be that way? Kevin Kruse doesn’t think so. He shows us how to help our teams be more engaged in Employee Engagement 2.0. Kevin is globally recognized as a leading expert in employee engagement and leadership. He

Work and Life balance in pharma – how do you do it?

  I’ve always quietly asked female leaders in pharma “how they do it” – how they balance home-life and work-life success. The tips have been adding up and I recently said to one of them: “Don’t you wish you heard this work-life balance advice years ago?” That’s what we are trying to create. Since you

  Becoming the Best

What kids’ soccer teaches you about selling

I was at my daughter’s soccer game last night and overheard an interesting conversation. One mother on our team was complaining, “All the other team wants to do is win. CHERRY PICKER!” she shouted with distain after a girl on the opposing team scored a goal. I was confused. And apparently so was the mom

Grit – how to get it!

“It was this combination of passion and perseverance that made high achievers special. In a word, they had grit.” – Grit, page 8 Are you trying to create greater success; for yourself, your team or perhaps your children? Have you ever wondered, what is the most important thing you can do or teach them to

Breaking Habits and Mastering Productivity – with Charles Duhigg

Charles Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize winner and author of the New York Times Best-selling book The Power of Habit and Smarter, Faster, Better. In short, he teaches us how habits work (so you can change them) and how to be more productive. And assures us anyone can do it. We had a chance to

The Happiness Track

“…the way we are taught to seek success – and what is culturally supported and encouraged – is plain wrong.”       – The Happiness Track, page 4 I bet you want to do a good job at work and enjoy what you do. You want to be successful and happy. Yet, achieving these two

Creating Patient-Centric Growth

Turning the tables, I was interviewed for this article. Thank you Dr. Davies for listening and summarizing so well. In this article you will learn ideas of how pharma can create patient-focused growth and a sample case study. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Check it out here http://social.eyeforpharma.com/commercial/creating-patient-centric-growth

Our Interview with Keith Ferrazzi! (Global Leader of Tomorrow)

I wish all my friends in Commercial bio/pharma could chat with Keith Ferrazzi. He is considered to be a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, one of the top “40 Under 40” business leaders by Crain’s Business, and one of the most creative Americans in ‘Who’s Really Who’. He has been published

Leadership lessons from the dancing guy and

Over the past year LEO Canada has forged a path that others are seeking – to bring their patient-focused vision into their culture. They’ve moved patient-centricity beyond projects and into their people’s hearts and minds. And this effort has the potential to create greater engagement, growth and outcomes! Their story was published in HM&S Magazine. Some are

Proud of LEO – making a patient-centric culture a reality

One of the greatest challenges for any organization is to change its culture. LEO Pharma is close to making patient-centricity a reality. The company is busy aligning and focusing employees towards changing the business model from one that concentrates on products to one that goes beyond medicine and invests in solutions that consider the entire

Simple tricks to avoid big influence mistakes in pharma

Pharma trainers/reps – if you missed it, don’t worry, here’s the recording of the webinar I did for LTEN. https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1933943468506384642 What’s the big idea in this webinar? Have you ever tried to jump up four steps at a time? Did you fall? Well that’s exactly what our reps are doing – jumping up the staircase

What makes a good life? 3 lessons from the longest study on happiness

The month of January, more than any other month, people take time to reflect on how to invest their time and energy. We decide where should we put it to ensure our future best self. For most of us it’s guesswork. Unfortunately, 80% of millennials guess wrong. They chose a goal that studies have shown

6 tips to avoid the “dump your resolutions” day!

How many of us make New Year’s resolutions, then tuck them away never to be seen again? No wonder they don’t work. Here are 6 tips to help them stick, a story of success and a template to help you create resolutions that really work.  

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