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Why do so many incompetent men become leaders?

November 25, 2019 Jane 0

Greed. Ruthlessness. Self-centredness. Traits associated with corporate leadership. But are those qualities the ones required to make you a good leader?

Organisational psychologist Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic believes it is the opposite qualities that are required. The best leaders he argues, are empathetic, humble and act with integrity. And his research has shown women tend to have more of those qualities.

In an article for Harvard Business Review, which has since been adapted into a book, he explained why so many incompetent men become leaders.

His argument is simple: we don’t care about competence as much as we think we do, and we are easily seduced by features we interpret as strength but that actually represent…

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What Makes a Great Leader in BioPharma

August 19, 2019 Jane 0

We’ve all known a great leader. They inspire us to take heroic actions. They push us beyond our capabilities. They are committed to us as employees just as much as they are committed to company goals.

Many exceptional leaders would be just as effective in any industry, but there are nuances in the BioPharma world that can make or break a leader’s success.

After 20+ years of hiring executive teams, these are the qualities that spell success for BioPharma leaders…

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Back to basics: 4 management fundamentals

January 9, 2019 root 0

Management is not often a job anyone sets out to do. To do it well requires constant energy and is almost always a thankless job – line reports tend not to realise the effort you’re putting into being a great manager.

We’ve all had at least one sub-standard manager in our time. One who undermined us, or was never around, or just didn’t ‘get’ us. It’s frustrating and hard work – after all, aren’t they supposed to be the experienced ones enabling us to be better at our jobs, not make us dread every Monday morning?

Lots of people fall into people management by accident. They are the best they can be at their job and their next promotion comes with…