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March 8, 2018

Working with a senior female executive from a large organisation recently, I was surprised at how shocked she was to learn that junior female members of her team did not view her as a role model.  ‘I’m one of very few who have made it to the top – how can I not be a role model?’ she asked me.  Of course we have no choice who views us as role models (or not) and whether they view us as a positive or negative one! 

One lady I was working with...

March 6, 2018

At AGM Transitions, we believe passionately that age is not a chronological affair. As long as each chapter of our lives is matched by an appropriate mix of challenges we will remain young at heart, free to pursue our dreams. Undoubtedly this mix of challenges evolves over time as our priorities change in terms of relationships, money and responsibilities. Sometimes others have incorrect perceptions of our need to “retire” from executive roles. Just stop...

February 5, 2018

Is there such a thing as an extraordinary scientific leader?

In our work with senior executives transitioning between careers or increasing their effectiveness in role, we are often asked: “What makes an extraordinary scientific leader?” This question almost asks whether it is even possible for someone with a scientific background to be a leader. We firmly believe that it is possible, although there are a few adjustments of approach that need to be made t...

January 19, 2018

In a conversation recently with one of our clients who is not known for taking prisoners in his corporate life, he told us out of the blue about a conversation he had just held with one of his external suppliers.


Over a catch-up lunch at the invitation of the supplier, who had no particular agenda in mind, the supplier mentioned a possible new project whose sponsors could be keen to use our client as a customer. There was no real benefit to the supplier...

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