Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership tips and ideas from leaders, as well as book reviews.

November 20, 2014

Leadership Tips: 5 Minutes with a Leader – Jonathan Colehower, Senior VP & CMO at Manhattan Associates »

It’s been said that managers do things right; leaders do the right things. Finding those traits in one person is unique and inspiring. Such a person is Jonathan Colehower. Jonathan is the Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer for Manhattan Associates, one of the largest supply chain corporations in the world. In addition to fulfilling his business responsibilities, what makes Jonathan a great leader is his reach beyond those tasks. For example, his commitment as a board member to the Atlanta-area Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and his duties as the Chairman of the Board of Desire Ministries – a faith-…
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October 23, 2014

5 Minutes with a Leader: Mark Kuta – Oracle Executive, Author of “Think Like a CEO” »

I was working for a client at a trade show in San Diego, when I met a light-haired, affable young man with an outgoing personality. This man was Mark Kuta, Jr. who, over the course of his career, has sold over 100 million dollars of enterprise software, with a significant amount of these sales being OVER list price! (That’s virtually unheard of in the software industry.) Currently the Value Chain Planning Manager at Oracle, Mark is also the author of the award winning (and career enhancing) book, “Think Like a CEO.” In his book, Mark covers the language of business,…
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September 18, 2014

5 Minutes with a Leader – Marc Winchester: V.P. Enterprise Segment for Phreesia »

If you were asked to picture in your mind a person who is a major fan of The Rolling Stones, but enjoys biking, walking and hand-crafting vintage postcards, different images of people may come to mind. However, for me, that image is one of Marc Winchester. While that is one side of the affable and easy-going side of Winchester, the other is that of a veteran of healthcare IT with a track record spanning over three decades. Currently the Vice President of the Athena Enterprise Segment for Phreesia, Winchester is in charge of growing Phreesia’s footprint in large ambulatory clinics…
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August 21, 2014

5 Minutes with a Leader – Robert Wright: Chief Editor, “Life Science Leader” Magazine »

You just never know who you will sit next to on a plane. After a hectic boarding of a flight, a pleasant fellow sat down in the seat next to me. We started to chat and laugh and continued to do so the entire flight. In fact, we haven’t stopped chatting and laughing since – although now it’s via emails and phone calls. While his sense of humor is sharp, so is his ability to be part of a team of experts in the editing and writing of one of the foremost magazines in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. With…
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July 21, 2014

How To Become a Better Leader – Oil Yourself »

Maybe this happened to you before…if you don’t add oil to your car or your lawn mower, you are soon going to have problems. Why? Because oil is the magic ingredient that reduces friction. In the workplace, there can be tons of friction. As the leader, part of your job is to reduce that friction and keep all the units working together smoothly. One way to day that is through developing a higher level of trust between yourself and those who report to you. Low levels of trust stifle innovation. If you aren’t trusted, your team will not act as…
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February 3, 2014

My New Leadership Article for Life Science Executives »

As a funny motivational speaker and author, I enjoy writing for various magazines. Happy to have written my second article for “Life Science Leader Magazine.” This time it was on #leadership and you can find it here on page 50 – goo.gl/vQJ2YB As mentioned, this is my second article for this magazine, which is the premiere magazine for executives in the pharmaceutical and life science industries. If you have a moment to read this, you may enjoy it. It’s about the view that some have about leadership by fear. If you think being a leader means that people should fear…
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