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Thrive – ideas that help!

When you think of success what two words pop into your mind? For many, it’s money and power. If you are lucky, you have about thirty thousand days to play the game of life. What you value will determine what game you play. Arianna Huffington in Thrive shares the scientific findings that show us that if you value money, you

Smartcuts – 9 ideas to work smarter

In Smartcuts, Shane Snow shares his discoveries of what people and businesses do that achieve rapid success and breakthrough innovations. He catalogues their patterns and culls them down to nine principles. These nine principles comprise a framework for breaking convention and explain how successful people do more with less. Enjoy my summary of his book

What Great Brands Do!

If you want to dramatically improve your company, the solution may be right under your nose – in your brand. The trouble is that average businesses use their brand as an outwardly facing symbol or a message. Denise Lee Yohn argues that only when their brand becomes who they are and the compass for all

Dan Pink’s must watch TED talk (only if you need to motivate people)

Dan Pink, one of the top 15 business thinkers in the world (as determined by Thinkers 50) shares great insight to the puzzle of motivation. He shows us that social scientists know what most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Dan’s lessons are extremely valuable for us in pharma. Enjoy

5 tips to make a great first impression

I met my daughter’s new teacher today. And in one minute I knew it was going to be a good year. It made me think, what makes people like you immediately? In my effort to help you be more engaging, here are 5 simple tips. Do you do them all? What would you add to

Would your doctor sneak a meeting with you?

Ah… the beaches of Portugal! The sun was shining and the water was beckoning, but there was Benita prepping to go on a work-with. You see, she took some time on her recent family trip to spend a day in the life of a rep in Portugal. She was curious about the differences from country

Why Should We in Pharma ‘Serve Differently’?

We created something. Something that is really meaningful to us. Something that is intended to help millions of people. My husband John and I spent thousands of hours reading, listening, watching, talking, writing, honing, arguing, editing, polishing and generally obsessing over it. It’s ready now. But this blog isn’t about that end product. It’s about

Brand Thinking – and other Noble Pursuits

Imagine how fun it would be to be a fly on the wall at a dinner party with Dan Pink, Tom Peters, Karim Rashid, Seth Godin, Brian Collins and Malcolm Gladwell. Those are just 6 of 22 of the world’s leading brand thinkers that Debbie Millman interviewed for Brand Thinking and Other Noble Pursuits. Even

Leaders Eat Last

Remember Simon Sinek from the phenomenally popular TED talk and book “Start With Why”? Well, he’s back with another fabulous book! I love this one! If you want to help your team perform you need to sit up and listen to what Simon says (I couldn’t resist that one!) If you want to be one

Eat Move Sleep

Thank you Tom Rath! Tom is one of the most influential authors of the last decade on the role of human behavior in business and economics. You may have read one of the 5 million copies of his international bestsellers including How Full is Your Bucket and StrengthsFinder 2.0. But Tom stepped away from all

My interview with Adam Grant!

I am so excited. Adam Grant was in town last month and he sat down with me to answer questions about how his lessons about giving and taking apply to us in pharma. Please enjoy this short (12-minute) video below. Hear his answers to questions like: – How can we be focused on the patient

Winning body language

How are you sitting right now? What is it saying to people around you? Did you just sit up a little straighter? How much thought do you put into what your body is saying when your mouth is talking? Mark Bowden is an elite trainer to G8 Leaders, Fortune 50 CEOs, and business people who

Want to get through to your teens?

Under the category “Who’d have thought?”, Ashton Kutcher just went up a notch in my books. Share this 4-minute video with your teens. Three great lessons including “how to be sexy”. You might be surprised! You may say the same things to your kids but I suspect way less cool… (cooly?) 😉 ! Enjoy!

Planning your way to balance

As I travel through various organizations I see the same thing… people searching, even craving for balance. And they should. It will make them happier which in turn leads to greater influence. Having a balanced day (that includes time for all the important things) starts the day, even the week, before. Here are 3 tips

Apps that really help you be healthy

I was shocked when my husband showed me what was helping him to lose weight. The scale in our bathroom was connected to his computer and the Withings app was producing cool charts showing his progress. The slow but sure downward progression of his weight loss chart firmed the deal for me. What he was

Does a happy family just happen? Or can you create it?

I just love teaching the 3rd key from EngageRx. It involves who you are and how to increase your happiness. You see, happier people are more engaging and influential than unhappy people. Dan Buettner (author of Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From The People Who Have Lived the Longest) found that happy people invest

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