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The Pharma Leadership Challenge: Thawing the “Frozen” Middle Managers

The challenge for senior leadership is to enable the layers of middle management to work to their full potential. Mike Straw argues that ‘failing fast’ should become the new mantra if pharma is going to drive greater innovation and creativity. J. Michael Pearson, CEO of Valeant, the Canadian based speciality drugmaker, recently said that “the […]
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HBA's 2014 Woman of the Year: Broadening the Base

HBA’s 2014 Woman of the Year:  Broadening the Base To mark its 25th year in recognizing female leadership in the tough competitive ranks of biopharma, the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association [HBA] is opting for a breakout triple play.  When the group convenes on May 1 in New York for its annual Woman of the Year [WOTY] […]
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Activism Is A Bitter Pill More Healthcare Companies May Have To Swallow

by Barbara Ryan In the next three months it is likely that three healthcare companies will face crucial activist votes.  At Alere Inc., Coppersmith Capital Management, LLC wants the company to sell/divest assets which it believes could allow them to pay down over $3B in debt.  In response, Alere is mounting a Hess style defense, […]
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Doing More With Less: A Leadership Perspective

Steven Blum, Director of Health Economics at Forest Laboratories and one of Pharm Exec’s 2011 Emerging Pharma leaders, recently spoke with Associate Editor Jennifer Ringler on building leadership and team rapport in today’s lean organization.
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Q&A With Renee Tannenbaum

One major theme at the HBA leadership conference may be simple for industry to understand but difficult to accept: change or drown. But for Renee Tannenbaum, it was change that worked toward her advantage. And change, combined with her desire to drive improvement in patient care and meet unmet needs, is what led her to […]
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