Leadership is one of the most important aspects of any organization, and statistics is no exception. Good leadership can help a field grow and shape the future, while bad leadership can lead to stagnation or even ruin. In this episode, we discuss what leadership means for statisticians, how we develop our own leadership style, and how it helps us continue to move forward in our careers.
Join Alun Bedding and me while we answer these questions:
What made Alun decide to focus on leadership?
What are the advantages of practicing good leadership for statisticians?
How to be an effective leader and motivator?
How did Alun and I got equipped in training others to be effective leaders?
We also talk about the following interesting points:
- Get formal learning about leadership and reflect on it
- Get a professional coach to get proper guidance and feedback
- You learn by being proactive and by practicing the 7 habits of highly effective people
- Deeply know your WHY before you start leading your team (see the book by Simon Sinek)
- Review the fundamentals of leadership from time to time
- Own the mistakes of the team
- Do not micromanage
- Motivate others to be leaders too
- Giving your full trust to your team plays a big role to their success
- and more….
- The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R Covey
- Trust and Inspire – Stephen M.R. Covey
- Start with Why – Simon Sinek
- Leadership Strategy and Tactics – Jocko Willink
- The Trusted Executive – Dr John Blakey
- Podcast Episode: Lifting The Lid – The one with the internal coach from the pharma industry
Global Head of Methods, Collaboration and Outreach at Roche
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