The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

The Effective Statistician - in association with PSI

How to convince someone you have never met before

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What do you do if you need something from someone at work, but
- You have never talked to this person ever before
- This person doesn’t know you
- The person is very protective about the thing you need
- You have only 15 minutes to convince her

What statisticians can learn from “The Art of Action”

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Stephen is a really interesting person. He is the author of The Art of Action and has a background in consulting and history. Based on this knowledge, he wrote a couple of books about history and leadership.

In terms of leadership, there's an area that overlooked usually from the business. However, business can learn a lot from this area. I'm talking about the military space as armies were the biggest organizations needing strong leadership for thousands of years.

How understanding the bigger picture boosts your career

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How does understanding the bigger picture helps you to be more productive and to be more influential at work?
How can this help you sell your work to your supervisors?
How can you fit your work with others work?
How can you easily understand where others are coming from?

Throughout the leadership program, this topic comes up again and again. We spend quite a lot of time talking about how you can better understand the bigger picture.

Getting to YES: Negotiation skills for everyday

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If you enjoyed the last book review, you'll surely enjoy this one as well. This is much more practical than the last one.

Getting to Yes is a very fundamental book that everybody should read. It was fundamental for me early in my career as it helped me through many negotiations throughout my career.

Innovation, play and failing

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Why do we need to innovate?
What are the drivers for innovation?
How much time would you invest in something if it made an awful task more bearable?

I really enjoyed this interview with Mike as we talked about his award-winning presentation.

10 reasons for career failure and what you can do about it

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Napoleon Hill is an interesting author and quite controversial but still good content to reflect upon.

In this episode, I want to reflect on:
Why people fail in their careers?
What hinders us from getting to the career goal set we have?
How can we avoid doing the same thing in our own life?

4 steps to engage successfully with senior stakeholders and committees

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Do you currently run an initiative?
Do you want to get support or budget for an initiative?
Do you want to change the design or analyses of a study?
Do you need to run it past a committee or a senior person?

In this episode, I talk about the 4 important advice if you want to engage with key people in your organization

Just being brilliant at stats doesn’t bring you far

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Today, I am talking about a topic that is very close to my heart. I want us, statisticians, to have an impact. I truly believe that if we make better decisions in our day-to-day jobs in our companies and organizations, then we can truly have a much bigger impact on the overall success of these organizations.

About this podcast

The podcast from statisticians for statisticians to have a bigger impact at work. This podcast is set up in association with PSI - Promoting Statistical Insight. This podcast helps you to grow your leadership skills, learn about ongoing discussions in the scientific community, build you knowledge about the health sector and be more efficient at work. This podcast helps statisticians at all levels with and without management experience. It is targeted towards the health, but lots of topics will be important for the wider data scientists community.

by Alexander Schacht and Benjamin Piske, biometricians, statisticians and leaders in the pharma industry


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