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Nina DiSesa: What makes a good leader?

I think there are some definite qualities to good leaders one is decisiveness, if you have decision anxiety it says that you don’t have confidence and people are frightened to be led by somebody who doesn’t have confidence, doesn’t appear to know the direction that company is going and you always want to get in the trenches with somebody who you think is going to win the battle and so confidence is very big part of leadership being decisive, I think having a sense of compassion, is also important for leadership, because you can order somebody to coming on the weekends and work overtime, but you can't make them come up with their best ideas, they have to do that, because they care about you and they want a please you in the and you are a leader that motivates that kind of the passion in them. If you don’t do that, if you are just leaving by being a dictator or by fear, eventually its going to comeback by your way you don’t want be bitten and you won't get the dedication that you where looking for. Recorded on: 2/29/08

People are afraid to be led by someone who isn't decisive.

How often do vaccine trials hit paydirt?

Vaccines find more success in development than any other kind of drug, but have been relatively neglected in recent decades.

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Surprising Science

Vaccines are more likely to get through clinical trials than any other type of drug — but have been given relatively little pharmaceutical industry support during the last two decades, according to a new study by MIT scholars.

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Leadership, diversity and personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Sallie Krawcheck and Bob Kulhan will be talking money, jobs, and how the pandemic will disproportionally affect women's finances.

Hints of the 4th dimension have been detected by physicists

What would it be like to experience the 4th dimension?

Two different experiments show hints of a 4th spatial dimension. Credit: Zilberberg Group / ETH Zürich
Technology & Innovation

Physicists have understood at least theoretically, that there may be higher dimensions, besides our normal three. The first clue came in 1905 when Einstein developed his theory of special relativity. Of course, by dimensions we’re talking about length, width, and height. Generally speaking, when we talk about a fourth dimension, it’s considered space-time. But here, physicists mean a spatial dimension beyond the normal three, not a parallel universe, as such dimensions are mistaken for in popular sci-fi shows.

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Consumer advocacy groups are mostly funded by Big Pharma, according to new research

An article in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry raises questions about the goal of these advocacy groups.

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Politics & Current Affairs
  • Two-thirds of American consumer advocacy groups are funded by pharmaceutical companies.
  • The authors of an article in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry say this compromises their advocacy.
  • Groups like the National Alliance on Mental Illness act more like lobbyists than patient advocates.

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