Qualitative Valuation Methods for Patent Portfolios

Number of Patents Versus the Value of Each Patent Valuation methods, both relative and financial, create a continuum of values. When one plots the “Number of Patents Versus the Value of Each Patent” one gets a lognormal distribution as shown in the figure. As mentioned in previous chapters, for most unmanaged portfolios, 1% [...]


Utilizing Aesthetic Competencies in Innovation Leadership

Research conducted at the Center for Creative Leadership in the mid-1990s found that in order to be an effective leader of a technical organization charged with innovation, leaders need to discover their own aesthetic competencies and learn how to apply these in order to revitalize themselves, their work, and the organizations they serve. [...]


Utilizing Coaches

As mentioned in the section on teamwork above, building a successful team requires lots of hard work, ideas, experience, and good fortune. Leaders and team members alike need highly tuned people skills to thrive over the long haul. The successful leader is an exceptional coach and relationship builder. In his work on coaching, [...]


The Principles of Teamwork

The principles of teamwork can best be explored by adult learning models. These models are where people try out their teamwork skills in actual tasks and activities. It is not just book learning, it is experiential. Workshops usually focus on case studies that are relevant to the team members. Case studies lead learners [...]


Utilizing Effective Teams

Most people like to think of themselves as team players in public it is fashionable to say I’m all for teams. But when a person gets back to their organizations with 13 pressures, demands, politics, egos, and self-interest; teamwork is right out the window. Chris Argyris, an expert on group dynamics, describes this [...]


Typical tools Used by Mentors of Mavericks (MOMS)

MOMs, unlike Mavericks, can be developed, both in terms of skills and credibility. However potential MOMs are likely to perform better as a MOM if they are Mavericks as well, and show some proclivities for this role. Typical tools MOMs use for the various central role elements shown in the above MOM Advocacy [...]


Language Used by Mentors of Mavericks (MOMS)

Language Comparison MOMs are multilingual in the sense they seem to understand the different strata of the Corporation speak different languages. The Language Comparison figure illustrates this. Language is an essential element of MOMs credibility. MOM networks fill a critical translation function both horizontally, between various innovation constituencies, and vertically, between low-level Mavericks [...]


Thwarting the Innovator’s Dilemma, Using Mentors of Mavericks (MOMS) Effectively

In his book “the innovator’s dilemma” Clay Christensen talked about how an organization’s immune response system stamps out new breakthrough ideas. To thwart this immune response, Dick Cheverton,‎ Lanny Vincent,‎ and Bill Wilson found that maverick innovators’ new ideas and projects could best find their way to commercialization through the use of a [...]


Evaluation Criteria for Technical Staff and Management Training Materials

HR training, assessment, and educational materials are increasingly available through educational institutions, professional societies, and corporations. The key for such programs is to make them available to all levels of the organization, just in time for whenever an individual wants or needs to obtain a skill, and in a variety of formats that [...]


Resources Guide for Training Technical Staff and Management

Resources Guide for Training Technical Staff and Management Goal: “Able to identify, develop, test, explore and elaborate opportunities aligned within areas of declared strategic intent”. Role Type: DeveloperCompetency Level: Applied Learning Objectives:* Able to identify opportunities aligned within areas of declared strategic intent1. Find next-generation opportunities2. Confirm alignment with declared business unit strategic [...]

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