Welcome to the key takeaways from The Snack Room, Stress-Free Performance Reviews by Gaylene Xanthopoulos. We applied our 34 years of experience supporting life science leaders through thousands of performance reviews to provide you with the ingredients for success!
In the ever-evolving landscape of professional development, one aspect remains constant—coaching for performance. Performance reviews guide both employers and employees as they reflect on the year and identify future opportunities for growth and success. However, these important discussions can often elicit stress and anxiety for many.
That’s why The Leadership Edge recently hosted a complimentary webinar, Stress-Free Performance Reviews, the first in a series of bite-sized learning opportunities in “The Snack Room.”
The webinar delved into the intricacies of performance reviews, offering valuable insights and strategies to transform what is often perceived as a daunting process into a manageable and even empowering experience.
These 2- to 3-minute snippets capture the essence of the strategies discussed, offering a glimpse into the stress-free approach to performance reviews:
The end of the year is approaching quickly and your company is preparing for rapid scaling. Is your leadership team ready?
With constant changes in the economic landscape, achieving and sustaining continuous growth requires more than just the right team. It demands leveraging carefully refined leadership abilities against dynamic strategies to ensure that you’re on the critical path for success in 2024 and beyond.
Change is inevitable. In a time when labs were full of scientists, meetings with partners were taking place in conference rooms and cross functional teams were strategizing on the best path forward through your current stage of development; COVID disrupted the norm and forced us into a new era. Most companies were able to return scientists to the labs, albeit in shifts and with many new safety standards in place. They were also forced to embrace other alternatives for working together as a company, integrating fully remote functional groups and hybrid concepts. As the pandemic slows, this shift is driving the restructuring of many aspects of life science companies as they work to re-establish yet another new way of working together, from the boardroom to the bench. The Leadership Edge, which has been extending its services to life sciences organizations throughout the United States and parts of Europe and of Asia for the past 34 years, recently had the opportunity to gather with an esteemed group of CHROs in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to discuss the best practices on reimagining leadership in this boundaryless post-pandemic world.Read More
Our Founder and CEO, Gaylene, recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of life science CHRO’s. She shared market trends and best practices from 33 years of assessing, guiding, and developing scientific leaders from the bench to the boardroom as follows.Read More
Welcome to the final segment of my fascinating, inspiring and practical conversation with Julie Anne Smith, President and CEO of Escape Bio. At The Leadership Edge, we have the privilege of partnering with clients and friends like Julie, to accelerate the pace, performance, and cultures of the world’s most innovative life science companies. What we have learned over our 31 years as a thought partner to these amazing leaders and their organizations, is that we can’t bring great drugs, devices and diagnostics to market, if we aren’t tapping into 100% of the best and brightest talent available. That is why we are so committed to increasing not only diversity in the life sciences, but also helping organizations to create a true sense of belonging for under-represented people.
Welcome to the third episode of our four-part series featuring Julie Anne Smith, President and CEO of Escape Bio. If you have joined us in our earlier conversations, I am sure you have discovered that Julie and I share a huge commitment to advancing womens’ success in the life sciences. Whether we are serving on DE&I committees, supporting our employees in taking on more leadership responsibilities, or strategizing ways in which the most marginalized, women of color, can have the opportunities to lead and positively impact their organizations… we are there for you.
We are excited to continue our month-long celebration of Women’s History with the second video in our series discussing strategies to overcome the challenges that women face in the Life Sciences. I hope you had the opportunity to join Part One (*hyperlink) of my conversation with Julie Ann Smith, the President and CEO of Escape Bio, where we explored the things that can hold women back from advancing in our careers along with some tips for overcoming them.
In celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, The Leadership Edge team is excited to share the first in a four-part video series discussing strategies to overcome the challenges that women face in the Life Sciences.
At The Leadership Edge, we have been committed to Diversity for more than 31 years and we, like much of the general public, are now increasing our focus to the equally important areas of Equity, Inclusion and Justice. This Black History Month, we are proud to highlight some of the brilliant minds who had to overcome unimaginable hurdles on their way to monumental contributions all while inspiring youth around the world to focus on S.T.E.M. studies.