Week 8 Assignment 2 21st Leadership Essay

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Week 8 Assignment 2 21st Century Leadership BUS 302 Management Concepts Strayer University Instructor: Written By March 1, 2015 PROFILE OF MR.ARTHUR D. LEVINSON Mr Levinson is current CEO of Calico (Google Venture) since September 2013 and chairman of Apple Inc since 2011 to the present. In addition to serving on the board Apple Inc. since 2000 Levinson is currently on the board of directors of the Broad Institute. He has served previously on the board of directors at F. Hoffmann-La Roche (2010-2014), NGM Biopharmaceuticals (2009-2014) and Amyris Biotechnologies (2009-20014). He was the CEO of Greentech from 1995 to 2009 and Director of Google from 2004 to 2009. He has also authored and coauthored over 80 Scientific…show more content…
He had a clear vision on how he wanted to move the company forward by flooding the the industry with his products by a stream of drugs to conquer one’s untreatable diseases. He knew there would be failures, which there were such as AVASTIN and RAPTIVA drugs, but knew he need to keep the spirits and belief of his followers and employees high and believing in him and his vision. He would always lead the charge by remaining upfront and central during the action. He showed his attitude and actions how everyone else should behave. It is Levinson’s unswerving commitment as much as anything else that keeps people going, particularly through the darker times when some may question whether the vision can ever be achieved. If the people do not believe that they can succeed, then their efforts would fail. Arthur Levinson led Genentech from a biotech baby to an industry leader, all the while dealing with serious challenges from competitors. He had a clear vision in his mind and a vivid picture of where to go, as well as a firm grasp on what success looks like and how and how to achieve it. When he took over Genentech as CEO the company was under a cloud and under investigation from the use of Human Growth Hormones without correct approvals for the methods they were using it, as well as the
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