Podcast Episode #3 - 'Leading with Empathy' with Michael Potts
This is episode three and we are joined with Michael Potts an Experienced Manufacturing and Operations Director. Michael sees himself as an entrepreneur, with over 20 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical operations. He enjoys leading people, teams, departments and organisations to deliver excellence for the organisation and also for the individuals.
Michael has a democratic leadership style, which helps ensure that he is inclusive and well-balanced to effectively communicate throughout his organisation. The collective power of great Leadership, trust and collaboration as the norm, in order to work together towards a common goal – “people shape an organisation”. He reiterated the importance of continuous development and learning to be the best leader and remain prepared to disrupt and bring forward challenges; no great success is achieved without failure.
As we approach the new ‘normal’ – Mike touches on the importance of the health sector and how adaptable and innovative the frontline operations have been operating in order to innovate solutions to problems. Compassion has become critical during the current crisis, and understanding the needs of your team is a fundamental strategy to improve morale, enhance your teams wellbeing and enabling the team to stay connected in times of uncertainty. If you are looking to improve your leadership style – lead with empathy.
Podcast Episode #1 - 'AI/Machine Learning in Pharmaceutical' with Sion Wyn
During this episode we sat down with Sion Wyn an expert and pioneer in computer system validation, compliance and international regulations within the Life Sciences sector.
During the episode we discussed compliance requirements, the evolution of data integrity, ethical challenges and potential risks of use of systems for pubic health, product quality and patient safety – to ensure they are balanced with new and innovative tech for the benefit of the consumer.
Podcast Episode #2 - Each for Equal
To celebrate International Women’s Day 2020, we sat down with Sanne Marie Løkke Olsen. Sanne is a Business Unit Leader at Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Sanne grew up a mother who worked in pharmaceutical and met one of her inspirational friends – who researched molecules to fight cancer and discover new cures for diseases, which ignited her passion and desire to follow in her scientific footsteps.
Sanne’s aim throughout her career is to distinguish the best solution for the patient, having a patient safety focus as her ultimate focus. Sanne has worked all over the world, from Russia, Vietnam, and China to the US, Denmark, and currently the UK. Sanne has experienced different cultures that have enabled her to develop new ways of thinking and her overall leadership style.
Sanne was the first woman in her engineering department and discussed the importance of being put out of your comfort zone and trusting your instinct; allowing these challenges to shape you into a strong and resilient individual. From role models such as the inspirational Madame Curie, a polish scientist tackling cancer with research to how we can overcome unconscious bias and achieve equality in the Life Sciences industry.
Together we can build a people-friendly planet, close the employment gap and promote equality. Join us and celebrate the achievements of women. Have a listen here: