Having been beaten up over the Vytorin scandal, the unflabble Schering-Plough ceo offers these insights toBusinessWeek:
"Adversity is part of life and part of business. By dealing with adversity effectively, both people and organizations become stronger and better. It makes them more resilient. It makes them more confident—because they know they can prevail even in tough times.
The key is confronting the reality you face and dealing with it with courage and tenacity. Organizations and people have a hard time doing this: They tend to ignore the problem or to fall into a downward spiral of complaining and commiserating.
I've learned from my career that you really do make your own luck. It starts with a winning attitude, and it requires listening and learning so you can keep changing and adapting to prevail in a new situation. With those qualities you can emerge stronger."
And you can emerge with lots of cheap stock options, too.