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Practical steps to improve your leadership skills

1/22/2019
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In this last part of the leadership series with Gary Sullivan, we talk about the next steps, you can take to work on your leadership skills.

Duration:00:50:49

Skills you need to become a better leader!

1/14/2019
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In the third part of the leadership series with Gary Sullivan, we talk about: - What skills does it takes to influence as a statistician? - When it’s about driving change - what are the rational, operational, and emotional challenges? - How do I get a "seat at the table" and have more influence?

Duration:00:50:25

Understanding leadership deeply: trust, relationship, influence for statisticians

1/7/2019
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n this second part of the interview with Gary, we speak about the building blocks of leadership without authority from a statistician’s perspective. We cover questions like: - Is influence the same as power? - What is the role of trust, what are the different elements of trust and how can we improve trust being technical experts? - How can we build relationships at work, that help us to influence change? - Is influence through relationships only relevant “sideways” or also “upwards” and...

Duration:00:44:59

Free webinar: 4 reasons why statisticians fail to lead and how to overcome them!

1/4/2019
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This is an announcement episode of an upcoming free webinar. Learn more about this webinar and register for it at theeffectivestatistician.com/webinar.

Duration:00:01:56

Impress your supervisor by being super prepared for your goal setting discussion

12/31/2018
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With some nice drinks in our hands, we welcome the new year and commit to new year resolutions. We set our personal goals and pretty soon, we’ll have discussions at work about business related goals. This episode will help you to not only be ready for the discussions with your supervisor, but also give you tools to reach the goals with better probability than the usual vague new years resolutions.

Duration:00:56:08

Best of the episodes from 2018 and outlook for 2019

12/24/2018
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Happy Christmas! This episode is the last one in 2018 and we will distil the best of the last 40 episodes for you in this Christmas edition of the podcast. It has been anamazing journey and we will talk about the challenges and the learnings as well as the achievements of the podcast itself. Thus, you’ll get a behind the scenes look into the podcasting work.

Duration:00:32:56

How to work with key opinion leaders (KOLs)

12/17/2018
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KOLs play a major role in the health sector and professionally working together with them will boost your career! This episode provides you with lots of insights and tips. In this episode, we talk • about how the interactions between pharma companies and KOLs look like • which rules are important and how you as a statistician should comply with these • about practical tips of building relationships with KOLs • about opportunities to work with KOLs • and about mindset topics in engaging...

Duration:00:53:58

The past, presence and future of estimands!

12/10/2018
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If you ask someone within the pharma world of statisticians on what is the hottest topic, you most likely will just get: Estimands! Many scientific events, conference sessions, publications and presentations are organized around this topic. Thus, I'm super happy, that we have Mouna and Chrissie on the podcast as they have presented about this topic at various occasions. In this episode, you will learn about - the importance of the concept itself and it’s implications - the terminology of the...

Duration:00:47:01

How to prewire a meeting

12/3/2018
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Have you ever been proposing or defending a project in a larger meeting - maybe even with senior management - and it didn't go as smoothly as you would like? Or do you prepare yourself for such a meeting and you feel unsure about what to expect? Then this episode will help you!

Duration:00:33:47

How to prepare for your year end review to stand out!

11/26/2018
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Same procedure every year - the year end review as part of the performance management appears on your calendar. Are you worried about filling in forms? Do you feel like this is not adding value? In this episode, we give you practical tips how to master the review like a pro.

Duration:00:48:28

Why should statisticians care about leadership and developing their leadership skills?

11/19/2018
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We're launching a new leadership course next year and in this episode, we go into some key questions about statisticians and leadership.

Duration:00:32:29

Getting access for patients to new medications in Germany

11/12/2018
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Today, regulatory approval doesn't ensure anymore, that patients benefit from new therapies. As statisticians, we also need to ensure access and reimbursement for new treatments in the different markets around the world. The process to gain this access and reimbursement in Germany comes with very specific challenges. Yet, due to the large impact of Germany on other countries via the complex reference pricing system and the size of the population of Germany, we must understand these topics....

Duration:00:54:10

How to make the right portfolio decisions

11/5/2018
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We're all making decisions to optimize our studies. Optimizing project plans across different studies presents further challenges. But how to increase the overall portfolio of a company given its limitations leads yet another set of challenges. Knowing how decisions are taken at this top level helps to understand the bigger picture and why this sometimes implies sub-optimal decisions on a study or compound level. Another big learning from these complex interactions are the influencing skills...

Duration:00:35:27

British Airways, CROs, Programmers – why you should start with Why

10/29/2018
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You have probably heard about Simon Sinek and his golden circle. If not, have a look at his great TED talk. In this episode we explain via a nice story with BA, what the impact of starting with why can be. We also cover how you can more effectively work together with CROs and Programmers as well as new team members.

Duration:00:22:43

Being a supervisor – things you would love to have known before you became one … or that you should know if you want to

10/22/2018
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Becoming a supervisor changes things dramatically at work for you. It did for me and Simon helped me by openly providing deep insights into his years of a supervisor - especially his failures and dramtic moments.

Duration:00:49:39

Getting things done, when timelines are tight

10/15/2018
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Everybody knows such situations: tight timelines, high expectations and many things to do! But how can we work effectively in such situations. Many different productivity experts have written about this topic. In this episode, I’m speaking about how to implement these approaches and also my personal learnings and challenges during a time, where I needed them. I’m applying and discussing the following topics: Prioritization Delegation Managing expectations and communication channels Music as...

Duration:00:44:34

Why and how to invest in your leadership skills

10/8/2018
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Leadership skills for statisticians represents a common theme across many episodes of this podcast. As leadership consists of many different aspects, it is important to learn from other statisticians, that exhibit these skills. In this episode, we talk with Gemma and Margaret, who have run successful leadership courses within PSI. We cover the following topics: What are the core leadership skills that statistician need to be fluent in? What are common mindset issues, that block statisticians...

Duration:00:43:35

Tables are not the key deliverables!

10/1/2018
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Are you still counting tables? Do you worry about having to many of them? Do you wonder how to get an overview across all the results? In this episode, we will talk about this thoughts and we will explore, how tables fit into the bigger picture. We will also discuss alternative ways to deal with results, which will: - save you time - decrease the costs - speed up the process - and increase the quality. If you think, this sounds like magic, listen to this podcast episode.

Duration:00:30:39

Why and how to present at the next PSI conference

9/24/2018
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Do you think, you have nothing to add to a statistical conference? Are you afraid of sharing your achievements? Do you wonder, why you should put in the effort on top of your day-to-day job? All these thoughts and questions will be addressed in this episode with Paul Terrill, the chair of the scientific committee of PSI. Beyond the questions above, we will also talk about the logistics and practical tips on how to submit your abstract and to become a speaker at next years conference.

Duration:00:51:56

Why and how to present at the next PSI conference

9/17/2018
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Do you think, you have nothing to add to a statistical conference? Are you afraid of sharing your achievements? Do you wonder, why you should put in the effort on top of your day-to-day job? All these thoughts and questions will be addressed in this episode with Paul Terrill, the chair of the scientific committee of PSI. Beyond the questions above, we will also talk about the logistics and practical tips on how to submit your abstract and to become a speaker at next years conference.

Duration:00:48:55