Dr. William Hait, global director of external innovation and other research across Johnson & Johnson's prescription drug, medical device and consumer health businesses, learned early on how to build and coach a team. A cancer specialist, Hait spent a decade starting as chief of medical oncology, first at Yale's medical school and then at what's now the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. While still at Rutgers, he became the founding director of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, starting with just three other employees. Hait recruited doctors and scientists from around the U.S. and steered it to earn the National Cancer Institute's designation as New Jersey's only comprehensive cancer center. Hait moved to the pharmaceutical industry in 2007, heading cancer research, then all research at J&J's Janssen pharmaceutical business before moving up to his current position. He recently shared some of what he's learned with The Associated Press. Questions and answers have been … [Read more...] about Johnson & Johnson research director discusses team building
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MANILA, Philippines – There are still plenty of questions about how Terrence Romeo will fit into San Miguel, how he will mesh with his teammates, and his role in the team's tried-and-tested system. But what cannot be questioned is Romeo's willingness to work, as San Miguel coach Leo Austria saw firsthand when the high-scoring guard formally joined their team practice last week. Romeo, acquired from TNT in exchange for Brian Heruela and David Semerad, practiced with the Beermen for the first time last Thursday before joining them in their team-building ahead of the new PBA season. "Makikita mo talagang very impressive (si Terrence), dahil makikita mo na he has a different work ethic," Austria said after Romeo's first practice with them. "His passion in playing basketball is really high eh," he added. "Makikita mo na siguro nung ipinanganak siya may kasama nang bola eh." PBA 43 Review: Still Kings This work ethic will serve Romeo well as he finds his place in the San Miguel … [Read more...] about PBA: SMB coach Austria impressed with Terrence Romeo’s work ethic
In Part Two of Brendan Crossan's in-depth interview with former Antrim hurler Terence McNaughton, he talks about the failures of his native county and when tragedy struck... TWO moments stand out for Ciaran Barr in the 1989 All-Ireland final against Tipperary. Antrim’s teak-tough full-forward remembers catching the first ball and shooting wide; the other was breaking Bobby Ryan’s hurl in half. “I can remember like it was yesterday,” says Barr. “Jim Nelson decided to play me at wing-forward, even though I’d number 14 on my back, because the guy who was wing-back for them – John Kennedy – I’d given him a tough time the year before in the semi-final. So they put me onto him again. “I caught the first ball, ran through and hit it wide. “That was one of the first shots of the game. Then I remember the second shot of the game - ‘Clute’ [Oclan McFetridge] had a free towards the Canal End and hit it wide. … [Read more...] about Part Two: My playing days, coaching and the trouble with Antrim: Terence McNaughton
James Hawkins The Detroit News Published 12:24 PM EST Nov 16, 2018 Michigan coach John Beilein couldn’t help but chuckle at the thought. If he was told 20 years ago one of his teams would be a defensive juggernaut, how would he have responded? “I would've said you're probably crazy,” Beilein said this week. How the times have changed. Beilein, who is known for his offensive mind, had decent defensive teams during his stops at Richmond and West Virginia that relied on creating turnovers with a 1-3-1 zone. Yet, none come close to the suffocating man-to-man mayhem Michigan is causing. It’s a shift that began two seasons ago under then-assistant Billy Donlon, was built upon by de facto defensive coordinator Luke Yaklich a year ago and has seemingly reached another level this season. “You have to coach to what your team does well,” Beilein said. “While we try to develop the team — we’ve got a young team — we got to … [Read more...] about Could this be Michigan coach John Beilein’s ‘best defensive team ever’?
If you are a business leader, you are probably thinking about radical change. New industrial platforms, geopolitical shifts, global competition, and changing consumer demand are reshaping your world. You face upstart competitors with high valuations encroaching on your business, and activist investors looking for targets. Meanwhile, you have your own aspirations for your company: to be a profitable innovator, to seize opportunities, to lead and dominate your industry, to attract highly committed talent, and to carve out a socially responsible role in which your organization makes a difference. You also probably want to clear away the deadwood in your legacy system: practices, structures, technologies, and cultural habits that hold your company back. The conventional response is a transformation initiative — a top-down restructuring, accompanied by across-the-board cost cutting, a technological reboot, and some reengineering. Maybe you’ve been through a few such initiatives. … [Read more...] about The Four Building Blocks of Transformation