Developing tomorrow’s leaders in life sciences

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In a sector undergoing unprecedented change, five muscles will define the successful leaders of the future.

A new competitive landscape is emerging in life sciences as demographic shifts, mounting cost pressures, advancing digitization, emerging scientific breakthroughs, and powerful new competitors are reshaping the sector. Successful life-science organizations will look very different in the future than they do today. They likely will be smaller; more specialized, automated, digital, and agile in their operations; more sophisticated in their commercial approaches; and more integrated with providers, partners, and consumers.

The leadership skills needed to shape and lead these organizations will also be quite different. Progressive CEOs and chief human-resources officers (CHROs) are investing in leadership development, focusing on the skills they will need to

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