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CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Measure Learning Impact

We know that most executives clearly see the need to train and develop their people, but they often get frustrated when improved business results don’t naturally follow.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Create Engaging Learning Programs

Based on our experience with our clients, we’ve found that one of the biggest struggles Chief Learning Officers face is implementing a learning & development initiative that engages participants.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Avoid Scrap Learning

One of a Chief Learning Officer’s (CLO) biggest nightmares is spending months designing a training program only to see it all go to waste when participants don’t apply anything they have learned to their actual job.

Learnings from an Industry Leader in Innovation

We speak to the Co-Founder of Ubeeqo and now Chief Product Officer of Europcar Mobility Group, Alexandre Crosby, to find out how he disrupted a market and what it takes to be a leading entrepreneur. 

Leading Innovation: The Do's and Don'ts

Are you prepared to lead innovation? Whether to offer better products and solutions for your customers, or to solve organizational challenges, you will need to have the right mindset and be equipped with the skills necessary for innovation...

3 Tips to Becoming an Innovative Leader

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, business leaders are keenly aware of the need to continuously innovate in order to remain competitive. Here we provide three tips on how leaders can unlock innovation.

Podcast Series: Commercial Success in Pharma in 2020

What are the biggest commercial challenges in pharma and how can commercial teams achieve success in 2020 and beyond? Tune in for a conversation with FirstWord and StratX consultants by clicking on the podcast below. 

How to kill the phrase "because we've always done it this way"

You've probably heard this phrase before, most likely in a professional context, perhaps from a stakeholder or colleague. If you embrace and promote change, it can be frustrating, especially if it directly impacts business outcomes. Here I will...

Podcast Series: Digital Trends in Pharma in 2020

What are the top trends in digital impacting the pharma industry? It’s all about digital engagement. Tune in for a conversation with FirstWord and StratX consultants by clicking on the podcast below. 

3 Key Factors to a Fool-Proof Pharmaceutical Product Launch

New pharmaceutical product launches, which had started to wane in the early 2010’s, are back, and some say with a vengeance. Yet, success for a new product launch remains elusive: as of March 2018, more than 50% of launches over the past 8 years...

Boosting Women in Leadership Webinar: Your Questions Answered

This week we held a webinar on how organizations can tackle the gender gap in the workplace and boost women in leadership. We were joined by 120 participants from around the world: from the UK, to Kenya, Brazil to Russia. From designing female...

Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership: Advice from a Leadership Coach & Trainer

Women represent 46 per cent of the US workforce, yet as of 2019, women represent only 6.4 per cent of corporate boards for the fortune 500 companies.

Breaking Barriers for Women: Tips from Top Female Leadership Expert Sally Helgesen

As the best-selling co-author of How Women Rise, and a world-renowned women’s leadership development consultant & speaker, Sally Helgesen helps women from across the globe aspire to become successful leaders in today’s workplace. While many...

How to Rise the Ranks: Advice From a Female Leader on Making it in the Business World

Ensuring that women have the essential tools they need to flourish in the workplace and rise to leadership positions requires efforts from every aspect of society, from their personal networks to the organizations that employ them.

What's Your Leadership Style? Quiz

In an age where working effectively with diverse and cross-functional teams, knowing which style of leadership you employ can be key to ensuring that your teams are successful.  Take our quiz to find out what leadership style fits you the best.

Learnings from an Industry Leader in Innovation

We speak to the Co-Founder of Ubeeqo and now Chief Product Officer of Europcar Mobility Group, Alexandre Crosby, to find out how he disrupted a market and what it takes to be a leading entrepreneur. 

Leading Innovation: The Do's and Don'ts

Are you prepared to lead innovation? Whether to offer better products and solutions for your customers, or to solve organizational challenges, you will need to have the right mindset and be equipped with the skills necessary for innovation...

3 Tips to Becoming an Innovative Leader

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, business leaders are keenly aware of the need to continuously innovate in order to remain competitive. Here we provide three tips on how leaders can unlock innovation.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Measure Learning Impact

We know that most executives clearly see the need to train and develop their people, but they often get frustrated when improved business results don’t naturally follow.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Create Engaging Learning Programs

Based on our experience with our clients, we’ve found that one of the biggest struggles Chief Learning Officers face is implementing a learning & development initiative that engages participants.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Avoid Scrap Learning

One of a Chief Learning Officer’s (CLO) biggest nightmares is spending months designing a training program only to see it all go to waste when participants don’t apply anything they have learned to their actual job.

Podcast Series: Commercial Success in Pharma in 2020

What are the biggest commercial challenges in pharma and how can commercial teams achieve success in 2020 and beyond? Tune in for a conversation with FirstWord and StratX consultants by clicking on the podcast below. 

How to kill the phrase "because we've always done it this way"

You've probably heard this phrase before, most likely in a professional context, perhaps from a stakeholder or colleague. If you embrace and promote change, it can be frustrating, especially if it directly impacts business outcomes. Here I will...

Podcast Series: Digital Trends in Pharma in 2020

What are the top trends in digital impacting the pharma industry? It’s all about digital engagement. Tune in for a conversation with FirstWord and StratX consultants by clicking on the podcast below. 

3 Key Factors to a Fool-Proof Pharmaceutical Product Launch

New pharmaceutical product launches, which had started to wane in the early 2010’s, are back, and some say with a vengeance. Yet, success for a new product launch remains elusive: as of March 2018, more than 50% of launches over the past 8 years...

Boosting Women in Leadership Webinar: Your Questions Answered

This week we held a webinar on how organizations can tackle the gender gap in the workplace and boost women in leadership. We were joined by 120 participants from around the world: from the UK, to Kenya, Brazil to Russia. From designing female...

Closing the Gender Gap in Leadership: Advice from a Leadership Coach & Trainer

Women represent 46 per cent of the US workforce, yet as of 2019, women represent only 6.4 per cent of corporate boards for the fortune 500 companies.

Breaking Barriers for Women: Tips from Top Female Leadership Expert Sally Helgesen

As the best-selling co-author of How Women Rise, and a world-renowned women’s leadership development consultant & speaker, Sally Helgesen helps women from across the globe aspire to become successful leaders in today’s workplace. While many...

How to Rise the Ranks: Advice From a Female Leader on Making it in the Business World

Ensuring that women have the essential tools they need to flourish in the workplace and rise to leadership positions requires efforts from every aspect of society, from their personal networks to the organizations that employ them.

What's Your Leadership Style? Quiz

In an age where working effectively with diverse and cross-functional teams, knowing which style of leadership you employ can be key to ensuring that your teams are successful.  Take our quiz to find out what leadership style fits you the best.