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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

How to sell your achievements

9/17/2018
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We cover these topics: Why should you care What to do What to avoid

Duration:00:40:10

Multiplicity - practical tips with Alex Dmitrienko

9/10/2018
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Understand multiplicity challenges in practical situations Learn how to actually implement it Learn where to get further information

Duration:00:47:00

20 key attributes of highly successful leaders part 2

9/3/2018
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In part 2 of this interview with Walt Offen, we cover: Having courage to speak up in all settings Listen carefully to others; ignore rank within the company Instituting any new rule or policy must affect the leader equally Grab opportunities when they come your way, even if you do not feel ready. See the issue from other’s perspectives Understand, appreciate, and celebrate diversity of thought, personality, skills, and beliefs Always strive to get better and help those around you Do not take...

Duration:01:07:37

20 key attributes of highly successful leaders part 1

8/27/2018
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In this episode, I have the privilege to interview Walt Offen. A statistician that is about to end an amazing career over a couple of decades of working in the pharmaceutical industry. Walt organized together, what he believes to be the 20 key attributes of highly successful leaders. They are organized in no particular order but enriched with great stories. Of course, there is a difference between leadership and managing. Leadership is the ability to inspire others when there is no...

Duration:01:04:48

Vacation Episode 2018

8/13/2018
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In this very short episode, I'm stepping back from the day-to-day business and reflect about why we go to work every day. I have a very personal story about it, that helped me to see things very clearly and I'm sharing this in this episode. Further, many of you will listen this during vacation time and thus, I'm also touching on the importance of taking a break. There is no episode next week as we take a summer break as well.

Duration:00:06:54

Multilevel Network Meta-Regression for population-adjusted treatment comparisons

8/6/2018
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Indirect comparisons provide evidence, when no direct clinical trials are available. However, the different approaches come with various limitations. Some more recent approaches take into account the baseline characteristics to reduce the bias in the estimates of the treatment effects. In todays episode, I'm talking with one the worlds experts on this topic - Nicky Welton - who has published extensively in this field. Starting from the basics of indirect comparisons we move into the most...

Duration:00:36:19

Estimands in the presence of high and unbalanced drop out rates - a case study in the German HTA system

7/30/2018
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theeffectivestatistician.com Every statistician in the health sector must know about estimands and how to apply the estimand framework. In this episode we introduce the topic using a case study. We’ll cover How does the HTA system in Germany work? What are the 4 critical elements for the estimands framework? How does the application of the estimand framework differ in study planning vs post-hoc?

Duration:00:49:20

Best of PSI 2018 - my personal view

7/23/2018
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Today I'm looking back at the PSI conference 2018 in Amsterdam. You'll learn about my personal highlights and key take aways from the conference. I have also interviewed some interesting people from the conference for you to get some feeling about the atmosphere at this amazing event. In this episode, I'm covering the following episodes: Nupur Kolis key note speach in the plenary session about “The Future of Healthcare: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges“ Interview with Nelson Kinnersley...

Duration:00:55:02

4 principles about effective delegation and how not only managers can benefit from it

7/16/2018
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theeffectivestatistician.com As a statistician we delegate all the time with programming being probably the most prevalent example. In this episode, we start by showing in two personal examples how delegation improves your productivity amazingly or how it can lead into complete disaster. Furthermore we cover the following questions: - Why is delegation so important? - Why are not only managers delegating? - Why should I delegate, if I can do it myself? - What task can I delegate? - How can I...

Duration:00:40:25

Impactful influencing: actionable advice to get things done through and with others

7/9/2018
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theeffectivestatistician.com In this episode we have our first non-statistician as a guest. Julia has build her own consulting and training company Zestfor. She and her team specialise in developing Training programmes and resources scientifically tailored for technical markets – including Pharmaceutical, IT, and Life Sciences. Getting things done through others is a key part or even the definition of leadership and her clients face often the same situation like statisticians. They need to...

Duration:00:36:59

How to successfully submit a reimbursement dossier in Australia?

7/2/2018
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theeffectivestatistician.com In order to make new drugs available to patients in Australia, a successful interaction with the PBAC – the Australian HTA body is needed. Alan Brnabic lives in Australia and collected a lot of experience with these submissions over the years. In this episode, we cover: - the basics of understanding how the PBAC works, - why a successful PBAC submission is important, - what evidence is needed to have a successful PBAC submission, - how much work is needed from...

Duration:00:30:28

As a statistician – do you take the back seat or do you drive yourself?

6/25/2018
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theeffectivestatistician.com In this podcast episode, we discuss an important part of leadership - proactive behaviour. Or simply put - drive! As a statistician, you’re day-to-day approach about this topic will build up to long-term success. We discuss various aspects of drive including: - how it relates to your goals, - what it takes to think strategically, - which role innovation has here, - what practical steps to take to drive teams forward, - which knowledge to acquire to lead teams...

Duration:00:27:28

Everything to know to write programs like a pro

6/18/2018
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Ok – not everything, but in this episode you will get all the tips to make sure, you avoid the most common mistakes and that your code looks professional. Shafi Chowdhury is an expert programmer who has developed a style guide, which his clients apply broadly. He regularly gives trainings on SAS programming and build his own company based on these skills. He walks us through the different points and clarifies, why they are important from an efficiency but also from a quality perspective.

Duration:00:21:35

On building your own company

6/11/2018
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theeffectivestatistician.com In this episode, we’ll cover an amazing story by one of the best programmers and mentors I ever worked with - Shafi Chowdhury (www.shaficonsultancy.com). We’ll explore how it changed from being a freelance programmer only to building his company on the side. He had a great vision in mind, that drove him forward. You’ll also hear about his approach to teaching and mentoring – or in general helping people do their job better. His abundance mindset inspires me a...

Duration:00:45:01

Success starts in your head

6/4/2018
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In this episode we share out ideas and experience, which mindset sets up statisticians for success. We cover topics around: - Leading people - Convincing business partners - Delivering value and selling it - and what does selling means - Thinking outside the status quo to improve things in the long run - Always learning about the business and the people in the business - Learning about statistical innovation - Doing things more effectively - Becoming more impactfully - Raising your business...

Duration:00:30:19