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Vanguard Forum to Convene Top Healthcare Leaders of Tomorrow With Top Leaders of Today The next Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders will take place in New York City on November 28–29 at the Parker Meridien Hotel. Faculty Includes: David Pyott, Board Member, PHILIPS, BIOMARIN, ALNYLAM; Past CEO and Chairman, ALLERGAN Ram Charan, CEO and Board Advisor, Best-Selling Author Ashley McEvoy, Company Group Chairman of Consumer Medical Devices, and Member of the Management Committee, JOHNSON ...

How CEOs Can Work with an Active Board At companies of almost all sizes, across all sectors, boards are undergoing a profound transformation. Largely as a result of intensifying shareholder intolerance of mediocre or poor corporate performance, the ceremonial boards of the past are being replaced by active boards that are more demanding of managers and more intrusive in their affairs. This change can ...

So You Want to Be a CEO? That was the focus of the Vanguard Forum for Healthcare Leaders, Europe, this past February. The location was Mercers’ Hall, a majestic guild hall in the City of London. We brought together around 85 senior management delegates to spend a day with current and former CEOs, Board members and leadership experts.  In a series of intimate sessions and ...

This Pharma Company Stays Innovative by Doing Two Things For industries that depend on innovation, sustaining it is a constant challenge. But Roivant Sciences, a biopharmaceuticals company, bucked the trend by realigning incentives for employees and systematically introducing outside talent and practices. These steps cost almost nothing compared to vast sums often spent — and often wasted — on fostering innovation and have already generated ...

Great Strategy Begins with a CEO on the Frontlines Building a winning strategy begins with recognizing that strategy is too important to be delegated to a strategy department. It can certainly be valuable to have the help of strategy officers or teams on refining and implementing strategy, but the strategy itself needs to be conceived and owned by the CEO (or equivalent for a ...

So You Want to Join a Board Many senior managers desire — and are qualified — to join a board. And many companies around the world would greatly benefit from infusions of fresh talent and insight into their boards. Yet all too often board positions go to people who are already serving on other boards. So how can you, a promising potential new director, ...

How to Engage Employees Who Are About to Lose Their Jobs It’s hard enough to energize people in a merger or an acquisition when they know that they have a good chance of being part of the new organization. But a leader should also strive to win the loyalty and commitment of those who know that they are likely to lose their jobs. Read the full article on HBR.org