The healthcare professionals who save and extend our lives are helpless without the medicines and technologies that have revolutionised medical care. But the industry that invents, makes and provides these indispensable tools is transforming under the pressure of ageing populations, globalisation and revolutions in biological and information technology. How this industry adapts and evolves is vitally important to every one of us.
This book looks inside the heads and hearts of the people who lead the global pharmaceutical and medical technology industry. It describes how they make sense of their markets and the wider life-sciences economy. It reveals what they have learned about how to lead large, complex organisations to compete in dynamic, global markets.
Leadership in the Life Sciences is essential reading for anyone working in or with the pharmaceutical and medical technology industry and its halo of supporting companies. Written as 10 succinct lessons, it gives the reader unique insight into what the industry’s leaders are thinking. Covering topics from leadership to organisational culture, from change management to digital disruption and from competitive strategy to value-creation, each chapter distils the accumulated wisdom of those who lead the complex and turbulent life sciences industry.
Acknowledgements, Preface, Lesson 1: The Life Sciences Industry Really is Exceptional, Lesson 2: The Mission Matters, Lesson 3: The Big Issue is Bicongruence, Lesson 4: The Leader is a Decisive Facilitator, 5: Leadership is an Intensely Individualistic Task, Lesson 6: Subsidiarity is a Contingent Craft, Lesson 7: Stakeholders Demand Consistent, Transparent Positioning, Lesson 8: Words are Important, Lesson 9: Protect the Leadership Asset, Lesson 10: Leadership is a Growth Process, Conclusion: The Science of Leadership, Index