Creating and Sustaining High-Performance Innovation and Venture Teams

Examines leadership and managerial skills required for effectively managing the multifunctional teams engaged in product, service, and business process innovation. Explores strategies for recruiting, motivating, and retaining high-performance people for leading decision-making processes under technical and market uncertainties and for rapidly commercializing innovation advances. Introduces models used in leading systematic innovative change within established corporate cultures. Covers understanding senior management attitudes toward innovation and how to create executive sponsors and mentors.