Member Summit 2011- R&D Leadership Skills and Styles Report Out

Leadership in R&D is critical to a company’s success since R&D is the source of innovation and future wealth generation for the organization. Examine an evaluation of the skills and attributes necessary for leadership in R&D, and the unique or different features of those skills as compared to leadership in other functions of the company, is presented. This evaluation was performed using both first person insight gained from a facilitated dialogue with successful R&D leaders and quantitative analysis of data from the Center for Creative Leadership. 

Team Members: Dan Carpenter, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Energizer; Alan Fusfeld, President, Chief Executive Officer, The Fusfeld Group; Louis Gritzo, PhD, Vice President, Research, FM Global; Laurie Smith, Vice President, Product Development, Pinnacle Foods, Birds Eye Division