Merck Could Return To Greatness If CEO Can Leave His Own Past Behind
Tim Gallagher shared with you:
Reading this profile of Merck CEO Leslie Frazier made me think that someone had found a 2004 article about Pfizer and Jeff Kindler and had just done a search and replace with Merck and Frazier in place of Pfizer and Kindler. Wallowing big Pharma company hires former general counsel as CEO, emphasizes R&D productivity, but does a mega-merger. Big pharma top jobs demand serious people management skills and vision. Without exception, lawyers are not visionary, transformative leaders. I just can't see this turning out well.