Online Program

Thursday, February 18
PS1 Poster Session 1 & Opening Mixer sponsored by SAS Thu, Feb 18, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Ballroom Foyer

Statistical Leadership: More Than Just a Position (Laws of Statistical Leadership) (303251)

*William Coar, Axio Research 

Keywords: Leadership, Management, Training

Search the internet for statistical leaders and you will find a plethora of results pertaining to athletes with remarkable statistics. Search for statisticians as leaders and you’ll find an article in AMSTAT magazine as well as a hand full of other relevant publications. It is clear that there is room for additional work promoting Statisticians as holding leadership roles. In 2007, John C. Maxwell published a book titled “21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”. Many of these laws exist as common themes across various books and magazines related to leadership and management. Many industry statisticians are eager to grow, yet many are forced into leadership roles without having the opportunity to learn leadership principles. We approach this by considering existing leadership principles from business and economics and emphasize how they directly apply to statistical leaders. The information presented in this poster will encourage much needed discussion on how to promote such principles of Statistical Leadership and encourage growth of Statistical Leaders from an industry specific (pharmaceutical) point of view.