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Strategic moves of CEOs

GSK recently appointed Emma Walmsley, a 47-year old mother, as CEO. The debate rumbles about whether the company was pressured to choose a woman to fit some quota.

Perhaps the real question is how can she boost her, and GSK’s, odds of success? Despite her internal promotion, she will need to take an outsider’s mindset, as they are shown to make more bold moves than insiders – strategic, fit for context moves that propel the company forward.

With all that change, managers need to put people first.

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