Elizabeth Holmes Leadership Style

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Leadership is one of the most important functions of management and plays central role in driving employees towards mission while achieving organizational goals (Maxwell, 2013). This paper studies one of the most influential leader in public health who have made great contributions in enabling better healthcare outcomes. In this regard, influential leader’s contributions to the healthcare community and its leadership style will be thoroughly evaluated. To determine how this influential leader become a great visionary, factors contributing to the leader’s success will be thoroughly evaluated. The paper also analyzes the influential leader’s circumstances / struggles and recommends alternative approaches, which could have been employed in order…show more content…
In order to transform any industry, a laser-focused dedication is needed. In my opinion, Elizabeth Holmes is absolutely a visionary leader with entrepreneurial focused approach. She dropped out as a sophomore at Stanford and founded her evolutionary diagnostics company with a vision to transform the healthcare landscape. Strong belief in mission is another quality, which made her able to disrupt the existing market with well-established leaders. It is always difficult to judge if the hype matches, but in case of Ms. Holmes, her drive to transform healthcare demonstrates that she may actually be successful in her…show more content…
Holmes encountered difficulties and criticism. the major reason she struggled is her approach to regulatory environment, i.e. she jumped into a field which is highly influenced by the regulatory environment and any misstep can lead to great consequences, which is being demonstrated by studying the struggles of Ms. Holmes. Another problem with Ms. Holmes is that she was tightlipped about the data and never not published anything in a peer-reviewed journals, which are source of great legitimacy, especially when it comes to new solution in an existing market (Primack, 2016).
I recommend that if Ms. Holmes could have applied following approaches she would have been more successful.
1. Ms. Holmes should have assembled a team of experts who possessed great experience in relevant field and FDA regulatory requirements, this would have provided with greater resources and insight overview of how the industry work, which would have enabled her to manage regulatory requirements in a better way.
2. Ms. Holmes should have been more clear about the tasting data and should have made it public, so that it would have greater legitimacy. It would have been very helpful if there were detailed clinical studies with detailed analysis, so that there would have been legitimacy

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