Interview with Gary Sullivan
The Leadership program is now open and in this bonus episode, we go into some key questions about statisticians and leadership that may help you decide on your next steps.
Here are the following key questions:
- What is a good definition of leadership?
- Why should technical statisticians worry about developing leadership skills?
- What happens, if you have limitations in your leadership skills?
- What should the mindset of a statistical leader be?
- When should statisticians start thinking about developing their leadership skills?
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Gary Sullivan, PhD
He currently consults as a Leadership Specialist and Statistical Scientist for my company Espirer Consulting since March, 2018. Before this, I was the Senior Director for Non-Clinical Statistics at Eli Lilly and Company, where I worked for 28 years. I also worked as a technical statistician in Non-Clinical Statistics for the first half of my career at Eli Lilly. He led the development and instruction of the first leadership course at the Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM) of the American Statistical Association (ASA) in 2014.. I’ve provided leadership training to over 300 professionals in statistics and other fields, both at Eli Lilly and within the ASA. In addition, I’ve authored several articles and a book chapter on leadership for statisticians. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics from the University of Pittsburgh, and both a Master’s and Doctorate in Statistics from Iowa State University.
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