Gwen Acton, Vivo Group
Wouldn’t it be great if bosses did what we wanted them to? This session will provide you with practical approaches for positively influencing those above you in the organization in ways that are not only effective, but will actually be appreciated and liked by them. Being able to successfully manage up can result in more access to resources, greater impact on important decisions, and more productive working relationships that mutually benefit both you and your bosses
Gwen Acton, PhD, is an expert on strategic leadership at the intersection of science and business. She is CEO of Vivo Group, a firm that improves the business skills of scientists and engineers so that they can be more productive and innovative in the life science and technology industries. Dr. Acton has a doctorate in biology from M.I.T., and served as a faculty member at Harvard University. She is the author of the book "The Bluffer’s Guide to Genetics," and the eBook “Integrating Technical Expertise and Business”. Dr. Acton is a popular speaker, workshop presenter, and facilitator.