Accelerating the Leadership Learning Curve for Tomorrow’s Leaders

By Kevin Jones posted in Leadership

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It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark. — Howard Ruff

When’s the right time to change the oil in your car? When’s the right time to buy insurance, or to improve your diet? The “right” time is before there is a need. Timing really is everything.

For organizations, when’s the right time to begin developing tomorrow’s leaders? In time-starved organizations, leadership is constantly faced with tradeoff and prioritization issues, but one thing that should be at the top of their priority list is developing tomorrow’s leaders, today.

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Work-from-Anywhere Survey  Uncovers Some Surprising Pros and Cons

By ALULA posted in Working Remote, Leading Remote Teams, Managing Remotely

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Coauthored by: Karen Gorman and Jessica Miller

Kitchen tables, make-shift computer trays on car consoles, scribbling notes on the back of napkins… Working arrangements in 2020 looked a lot different due to the pandemic’s impact. We toughed it out one video call at a time, but all the while our mindset of what was “normal” was shifting and evolving, and so was the mindset of the global workforce. We truly are in a work-from-anywhere world now and like many of you, ALULA was curious about the impacts of that dramatic shift.

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National Women’s Health Month: Put on Your Oxygen Mask First

By ALULA

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As working women, we’ve all had those mornings where our stress levels are off the charts before we even start work. Whether it’s from a sleepless night worrying over the presentation you need to make the next afternoon, caring for a sick child, managing the household chores, or that early morning call from a client or customer with a problem that disrupts your planned schedule, it’s not a great way to start the day.

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Honoring Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

By Martin Scott posted in Culture

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By: Martin Scott 

In the US alone, 6.8 percent of the total population identify as AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander), a number that’s been growing rapidly over the past decade. (Picture that: in any group of 100 Americans, about 7 are AAPI.) As this important segment of the American people grows, it’s important to highlight work done by members of the AAPI population across organizations, industries and segments—government, corporate, agriculture, not-for-profit, and many more.

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Women in Leadership: Today’s Hot Topics

By Danielle Geissler, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Women in the workplace

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Recently I moderated the virtual Women in Leadership panel at the American Biomanufacturing Summit. This was my second time moderating this panel virtually, and I continue to be amazed by the richness of the conversation—despite being unable to meet face-to-face. The panel included senior female leaders of Acceleron, Genentech, Novartis, Roche, and Sobi, each having rich experiences to share.

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Organizational Alignment: The Whole is Greater than the Sum of its Parts

By Ken Wagner, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Leader-Led Change, Alignment

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Coauthored by: Ken Wagner, Ph.D. and J.P. Martinez

The flames are mesmerizing, the noise overwhelming, and the sheer power is remarkable. These words do not come close to illustrating the brilliance of a rocket launched on its way into space. And while truly incredible, the awe-inspiring physical representation of achieving escape velocity in some ways distracts from the true accomplishment; consider what is necessary for a successful launch. All the people, all the parts, and all the conditions must line up together, in just the right way, at the right time.

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Honoring Jewish Heritage Month

By Ken Wagner, Ph.D. posted in Culture

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As I was reading the quote on the wall, I felt a sense of pride; it resonated deeply with me. I went to the museum café, grabbed a napkin, and copied the quote. Later, I typed it, printed it on fancy paper, put it in a frame, and it’s been on a shelf in my office for nearly 30 years. It’s a quote from Albert Einstein, posted on a wall in the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.  

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Self-Care To Combat Uncertainty Fatigue And Ensure Engagement

By Anh Vo, M.A., ACC posted in Leadership, Team Culture, Communicating with Teams

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To be an effective leader of others, it's important to first take care of yourself. Teams will always look to the leaders and model behaviors they see in action. Part of leadership is setting the tone during times of high stress and otherwise. Showing that you place importance on your own personal care, allows others the grace to do the same.

When leaders practice self-care it reduces stress, improves listening skills and allows you to perform at your peak. All important characteristics for both a leader and their teams.

In this video ALULA's Anh Vo, M.A., ACC, provides suggestions leaders can utilize to help them focus on their own self-care during times of Uncertainty Fatigue.

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When Leaders Provide Volunteering Opportunities, It Benefits Everyone

By Brian Cole, Ph.D. posted in Leadership, Team Building, Culture

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With businesses continuing to work from anywhere, companies are more focused on efforts to ensure their people are engaged, no matter where they may be working. These days, many people seek employment with organizations that have environments and cultures that support their personal values. In the US, April is National Volunteer Month, so there’s no time like the present to start thinking about how and why you should support volunteering efforts in your company.

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Leadership - The Secret to Realizing the Full Potential of Change

By Delores (Dee) Conway posted in Leadership, Change Management, Communicating with Teams, Change, Leader-Led Change

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Why is it that most organizational change initiatives tend to fall into one of the following categories:

  • It is slow to launch
  • Are recycled from previous efforts that did not achieve intended outcomes
  • Never realize their full potential
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