The recent economic downturn and resulting recession has caused companies to look
for opportunities to mitigate the financial deficits and survive. Many industries have had to find
ways to do more with less. The pharmaceutical industry, like others, has downsized their work
force and Cook Pharmica has recently followed this trend. One negative result of this is that
employees are asked to fill positions for which they do not have the proper training or skills.
The leadership of any company is of such critical importance in driving towards its mission and
developing its culture, it should not be left to chance. It is proposed that an in-house leadership
development program be initiated which will address the needs of Cook Pharmica in developing
a competent and committed work force and indoctrinating the leadership culture to that of its
founder, Bill Cook.