Pharma companies are overlooking the importance of training for regional managers and directors. What they don't realize might hurt them in the long run.
May 1, 2006
Former GE CEO Jack Welch's no frills—and sometimes
cutthroat—approach to business helped him make General
Electric a $400-billion company by the end of his tenure in 2001.
Though criticized for his desire to make GE a more competitive
company, Welch is probably most admired for his leadership style.
The CEO enjoyed tailored suits, private jets, and an eight-figure
salary per year, but that didn't stop him from sitting face-to-face
with a team of 15, 150, or 1,500 employees to talk about what they
needed to do to make GE a better company. He knew the value of his
team and customers, and he knew that strong leadership made for