Magazine Article | October 4, 2018

CEO Corner: On Leadership

Source: Life Science Leader

By Nancy Simonian

Given the hurdles associated with discovering and developing innovative medicines, I’m often asked what it takes to be a successful biotech CEO, and as one of the relatively few female CEOs in our industry, what it takes to break the proverbial glass ceiling.

Before answering the second question, let me briefly address the first. I believe there are universal leadership traits that influence someone’s rise to and success in senior roles — regardless of gender. In biotech, more so than in many other industries, a successful CEO needs a strong vision and sense of purpose, the ability to build and inspire a team, the willingness to pivot, and perhaps above all, the ability to lead through uncertainty and failure.

VIEW THE MAGAZINE ARTICLE!
Signing up provides unlimited access to:
Signing up provides unlimited access to:
  • Trend and Leadership Articles
  • Case Studies
  • Extensive Product Database
  • Premium Content
HELLO. PLEASE LOG IN. X

Not yet a member of Life Science Leader? Register today.

ACCOUNT SIGN UP X
Please fill in your account details
Login Information
I'm interested in newsletter subscriptions.
ACCOUNT SIGN UP

Subscriptions

Sign up for the newsletter that brings you the industry's latest news, technologies, trends and products.

You might also want to: