It takes an experienced and successful businessman to lead others with proven principles of success, but Mark Ahn PhD, founder of Pukana Partners and strategic consultant, has a 20 year career in leading life science companies. Dr. Ahn has been a leader in biopharmaceutical companies and academia. He does not believe that leadership is born in a person, but rather, leadership skills are built from the experiences of life. Dr. Ahn has also written over 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and books.
1. Lead with integrity. Integrity is a code of morals and ethics that you can live by. Anyone can rely on their integrity and be effective.
2. Respect the knowledge of those who came before you. Leadership is a timeless expression of how men and women conduct themselves. Passing it on is a privileged.
3. Business trends come and go, but a leader must use good judgment. Good judgment is defined as intelligence, courage, persistence and flexibility, and can improve the performance of another.
4. Be a humble example; show your employees what to do, instead of merely telling them. If you refuse to do something, don’t expect your employee to do it.
5. And lastly, do not be so prideful or arrogant that you miss the wisdom that is gained from those you are leading. Though the student may not overtly teach the leader, they have nuggets of wisdom to offer; humility keeps that door open.