Research - R&D Leadership Skills and Styles

2008 - 2011 


Report out,  Member Summit 2011

Research-on-Research Reports, RTM, Volume 53, Issue 6, 2010

RTM Article


While there is much information regarding leadership in a general sense, there remains great opportunity to better define leadership in an R&D capacity.  This working team determined there are characteristic differences in leadership skills implemented in the technical (R&D) industry versus leadership in other industries.

The working group’s research took two simultaneous paths:
1) leadership styles based approach using roundtable discussions with IRI awardees and medalists, and
2) data analysis of R&D leaders vs. leaders in other functional areas utilizing Center for Creative Leadership databases.