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Weekly Biotech Resources from the Collaboratory Catalyst Community: Week of November 10th


Read, Watch, Listen, a curated Collection of resources and stories from around the web

Welcome to our weekly showcase featuring a curated selection of valuable resources shared by our community. We explore various topics, including professional development, diversity, equity, and mentorship. We enjoy sharing these resources and hope they will benefit you as much as they have benefitted us.



In this episode of Re: Thinking with Adam Grant, Carla Harris discusses finding–and becoming–great mentors and sponsors. Carla Harris is an inspiring leader, a dedicated mentor, and an engaging speaker. With over 30 years of experience in various industries, she has earned recognition as one of America's most influential Black executives. Appointed by President Barack Obama to chair the National Women's Business Council, Carla is a true advocate for women in business. Carla shares valuable strategies for building relationships with mentors and sponsors, effective self-advocacy, and navigating challenges when support is lacking.




In this engaging Ted Talk, historian Sarah Lewis shares some eye-opening insights gained while working at the Museum of Modern Art and watching a group of archers in action. The main takeaway here is the difference between success and mastery. Success is like a fleeting moment, but mastery is all about the constant pursuit of improvement, often triggered by what the speaker calls "near wins." They use examples from famous artists like Elizabeth Murray and Paul Cézanne, as well as writer Franz Kafka, who all believed in the power of the unfinished and the drive to keep going.


The bottom line is that true mastery is a continuous journey, and it's all about thriving at the edge of what you know. So, if you're on a job hunt, remember that it's not just about getting that one job; it's about embracing the process of improvement and the power of the almost-achievements along the way.




In this video, Carina Clingman, the founder and CEO of Recruitomics Consulting and Co-Founder of the Collaboratory Career Hub, shares invaluable insights to help you succeed professionally. Whether you're just starting out or have years of experience, Carina's roadmap will help you conquer self-doubt and imposter syndrome. She offers practical strategies to overcome insecurity, ditch self-limiting language, and foster a growth mindset. Carina stresses the significance of community, mentors, and authentic relationships for personal and professional growth, along with advice on effective communication and personal branding.


Join us in this throwback session to boost your career and gain the recognition you deserve. P.S. Don't forget to check out more of our valuable resources on our YouTube channel!



In this podcast episode of Fixable, communication is highlighted as a crucial skill, especially when delivering spontaneous speeches. The speakers, Ann Morriss and Francis Frei, discuss their different comfort levels with on-the-spot communication. They introduce Matt Abrahams, a professor and expert in effective off-the-cuff communications. Matt emphasizes the value of mindset and preparation when it comes to spontaneous speaking.


He suggests managing anxiety, shifting focus from perfection to connection, embracing spontaneous circumstances, and actively listening to improve communication skills. Matt also shares the importance of structure, delivering concise messages, and developing coping mechanisms to recover from moments of blanking out.




Time for a replay! In this episode of Building Biotechs, we’re joined by Adam Thomas, Chief People Officer at Synlogic! Together, we delve into the major differences between small and large biotechs. Plus, we'll pick Adam's brain on spotting and nurturing those future leaders in your company.





Thanks for reading! If you have any interesting resources we should share in our next roundup, let us know at [email protected].





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