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5 Key Takeaways from “Extreme Ownership”

Medical Science Liaisons don’t typically manage people, but that doesn’t mean leadership concepts don’t still apply to the day-to-day work. I always enjoy hearing MSLs explain to me what their mindset is when it comes to running their territory. There are commonalities shared among high-performing MSLs and the way they approach the management of their territory. Many prefer to act as the "CEO" of their territory. I recently read a book called Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win. It’s written by a pair of former Navy SEALs, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, who now take the lessons…

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5 Ways to Maximize the Effectiveness of Our Writing

We are in a day in age, no matter what our occupation is, where written communication is important. Emails and text messages continue to replace phone calls and people constantly have their devices in front of them. As an MSL, you may routinely use written communication to schedule KOL appointments, coordinate meetings with internal colleagues, or pitch an idea to your team. If career development is on your mind, there's a likelihood that you're also writing thank you letters after interviews, asking for involvement in special projects, or expressing interest in a promotion opportunity that has arisen. We can easily…

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3 Super Ways to Make the Most of Your Career in 2021

Well, it's that time of year - the best time for me to use some sports analogies to reflect on ourselves. Last Sunday, we got to watch the top two football teams slug it out for pro football superiority. Watching the best of the best always motivates me to try to see what it is about top performers that get them to where they are and how we can use that as motivation in our own lives. Here are a few ways this year's championship opponents achieved their success, and how we can do the same in our own professions.…

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Staying Energized During the In-Between Time

With Thanksgiving behind us and the New Year around the corner, staying motivated in these last few weeks can be tough but we know that our mental, physical and emotional health are all interconnected to create a sense of “thriving” in our daily lives. With a handful of weeks left in 2020, here are 3 things we can do to keep ourselves motivated and thriving. 1. Change Your Language and Express Gratitude Negativity can come at us from all sides if we allow it. Whether it’s the news media, music, other people, or even your own negative self-talk, we must…

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2 New Reasons to Work with SEMbio

SEMbio has added two new recruiters to our team - and they may be familiar faces to some of you! With the addition of Linda and Rochelle, SEMbio now has over nine additional years of MSL recruiting experience, two new beneficial backgrounds in pharmacy and biology, and a solid grasp of the MSL landscape. Get to know them more by checking out their bios! Linda Spratt | Recruiter  Linda graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. She's originally from Lake Charles, Louisiana, but moved to Texas right after college and has made her home in the…

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