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A Biotech Manager's Handbook by M Hopkins, M O'Neill

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Leadership and you

Michael O’Neill and Emily Sun

Abstract.

This chapter discusses leadership styles and how they can contribute to the success or failure of a biotech company. In a science-based endeavour it is common to focus on the rational areas of activity, and concentrate on data, plans and deadlines. The human factors around people and their feelings, hopes and aspirations can be given a secondary place or even ignored altogether. This is a mistake. People do not leave their emotions, their values and their beliefs at the door when they enter the workplace. It is part of a leader’s job to take these matters into account and to work with them to build an effective organisation. The leaders are the people who set the tone, the standards ...

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