Smith Anderson lawyer, Santo J. Costa, recently authored a book summarizing his philosophy of value-centered leadership and ways that good leaders can inspire and encourage spirit, achievement and truth in the workplace. This achievement, Humanity at Work (Chapel Hill Press, Inc.), offers insights through a series of letters that Mr. Costa wrote to employees, colleagues and friends for 13 years beginning in 1994 while President and Chief Operating Officer of Quintiles Transnational Corp. and continuing after he returned to the private practice of law. Topics tackled by Sandy include character and self-worth; comprehending the incomprehensible; fear and courage; love and humanity; and principled leadership. Throughout the book, Sandy offers readers insights into how his strong personal faith and beliefs shaped his values and his leadership style.
The book includes an Introduction by Robert A. Ingram, Vice Chairman Pharmaceuticals, GlaxoSmithKline. Sandy intends to use the book as a platform to speak on leadership issues including keynote addresses, and motivational and instructional talks. For information on obtaining a copy of Sandy's book or to inquire about his speaking to your group, please contact Rachel Wooten (firstname.lastname@example.org).
An executive, lawyer and leader for over 35 years, Sandy has held legal and management positions with international pharmaceutical and pharmaceutical services companies. In addition to his tenure as President and Chief Operating Officer for Quintiles Transnational Corp., his experience includes Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and member, Board of Directors, Glaxo, Inc. (now GlaxoSmithKline). At Smith Anderson, Sandy works with companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, healthcare and related areas. His significant business, charitable and civic activities include Chairman, Board of Directors, Labopharm Inc.; and member, Boards of Directors, OSI Pharmaceuticals, CV Therapeutics and Digiscript. He also sits on the Board of Visitors, Duke Medical Center and the Board of Advisors, Duke Cancer Patient Support Program.
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