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Maximising Leadership Skills for Bio-Pharmaceutical Professionals

Working in the Bio-Pharmaceutical industry has become increasingly challenging and fast moving. Previously, excellence in technical areas would have guaranteed a successful career. In future, to develop and even sustain your career you almost certainly will need to gain and build your leadership skills in order to perform in your existing role or to gain promotion. Today’s biopharmaceutical organisations increasingly expect performance, innovation and strategy, self-knowledge, and leading teams from their leaders. As a leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry you are also expected to inspire vision, develop commitment, retain staff and lead your organisation to better productivity and profitability. Leadership is a skill that can be learned, not a quality you are born with – it is an essential skill in modern pharmaceutical industry.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

For those in a leadership role this course seeks to improve your performance through the implementation of key theories, techniques and practical application of leadership styles recognising that a large percentage of leadership is getting the best out of yourself and others. You will take away a range of leadership tools and frameworks and have a greater understanding of yourself and your colleagues.

Who should attend?

This course, designed specifically for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and device industries, will be relevant for you if you have, or are soon to be, appointed to a leadership role, or to existing leaders and managers who wish to enhance their leadership skills to a higher level as well as professionals aspiring to a leadership or management role

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Understanding Leadership
• What is leadership?
• Why has leadership become so important in the pharmaceutical and device industry?
• Leading performance
• What are the core competences of effective leaders?
• Understanding models of leadership
• Diagnostic questionnaire – understanding your leadership style? How can you improve

Developing your leadership style and the need to be strategic
• Being strategic as a leader
• Defining direction and strategy for you, your team and your organisation –in achieving stretching goals
Leading and developing a team, department and organisation relevant to today’s pharmaceutical business needs
• Understanding the stages of team development a
• Identify the different roles that individuals play in teams and how understanding these roles can facilitate maximal performance
• Improving performance and results of your own team
• Setting direction – how vision inspires staff into action in the project team

Leading successful change – improving performance
• Why and how leaders are change agents and can facilitate successful change
• How leaders create the conditions for successful change
• Deal with resistance to change and lead successful major change
• The importance of the leadership role for implementing effective change

How to Communicate as a Leader
• The Communication Process and understanding it
• Managing and leading effective project meetings
• Stakeholder analysis and communication planning
• Setting the Direction of the Team
• The global dimension and cross-cultural communication

Motivating the Team
• Motivating the team for optimum performance
• Identifying and respond to the different needs and motivation of the individuals, the team including and contract team members
• Define what motivates you and your team

Dealing with Conflict, Poor Performance and problems
• Identifying and developing your conflict management style
• Key principles on how to influence and negotiate
• Giving feedback to poor performers to improve results
• Providing recognition and celebration for successes

Note: There will also be some evening work approx. 35 mins on day

Benefits to you

• Understanding what bio-pharma organisations are looking for in modern leaders
• Exploring key leadership issues with peers
• Developing your own leadership style to get results
• Building your confidence and ability as a leader
• Understanding how relationships impact on leadership
• Generating a long-term strategy for self-development and pushing the barriers to change in the bio-pharma industry

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 Day Course

Course details

This course is currently only available as an in-house option. For more information, and a quote, contact our team on +44 (0)20 3002 3057, or by email at

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"This course will allow my company to develop its existing strategies to a much greater and hopefully profitable level."

Managing Director, Tarmac