This article features recent news events to illustrate key project factors and to discuss how they contribute to success or failure. In addition, some thoughts on hybrid working models and a great tech solution I experienced during a recent hybrid meeting. Is it time to embrace flexible working and hybrid models or to risk losingRead on »
In 2013 I founded my own company. When I left Roche to do that, many of my family and friends questioned the wisdom of the decision. All of you reading this have contributed to making my journey what it has been. A success. A joy. Challenging. Interesting. Entertaining. THANK YOU. I have worked with manyRead on »
Exciting news – I’ve just joined the board of trustees of the Virtual Doctors, a charity that uses telemedicine to support HCPs and patients in rural Zambia and Malawi. I will be helping them explore collaboration opportunities. Read on to find out what led Huw Jones to found the charity and how the Virtual Doctors helpsRead on »
I have just spent time on a working farm. I drove tractors, loaded hay bales and chased cows back into a field at 9pm. I sat in cow dung on the floor of the cockpit of a speeding tractor on the way to find the cows. And I almost missed the village pizza order. ConsideringRead on »
I hope you are safe and healthy and have found a way to live well during these strange times. To maintain sanity I’ve been doing a lot of cycling around Swiss lakes, yoga on the shore of the Rhine and walking. It is almost as if the more virtual and distanced my world becomes theRead on »
We are in a state of emergency. Our friends and families are far away even if they are just round the corner. Most of us don’t leave the house beyond essential trips. All meetings are virtual. Working from home is the new normal. And we are addicted to COVID19 updates, which only serve to increase our anxiety.
Today’s newsletter is about learning from this situation for the future. Taking our collective experience and using it when we are next faced with a personal or work-related crisis.Read on »
In business, facts and data matter. They are the foundation of success. However, when it comes to running successful projects, ignore feelings at your peril.
Today’s newsletter is about feelings. Especially on how to engage your stakeholders feelings to ensure your global projects run more smoothly.Read on »
Exciting news – my new website is finally live. It has been a veritable labour of love, I think we started in January, you can imagine relieved I am that it is finally finished, for now.
Ever wondered why I called my company elytra?Curious about the beetle connection? More work than you can handle and you too have realised with a shock that there are only 13 weeks to the end of the year? I still cannot get over this. Or are you interested in exploring how coaching can help you be more effective?Read on »
Today I received an email. A colleague named four vendors asking “which of the four provides the best end-to-end software solution for Medical Affairs teams?”
The answer, is, of course, spoiler alert “none of them”.
The good news is that the answer, all of them, is also true.
Today’s edition will focus on how to pick the best software solution for your business needs.Read on »
According to a recent Guardian article, more than 50% of GPs in France are older than 60, choosing to continue to work to give patients access to treatment.
What keeps me going? France’s oldest doctor says my patients.
At 98 years old he is still practicing because in the area of France where he lives there are not enough practicing GPs. His son retired as a doctor at 67.Read on »