194 pages | 22 B/W Illus.
Although there have been thousands of books written on business leadership and management, including many outstanding contributions by CEOs and academics, very few have specifically addressed the unique challenge of leading and managing technical organizations. Leading Science and Technology-Based Organizations will be the first book written that presents a practical framework for leading, managing and coaching throughout one’s technical career by translating fundamental leadership principles into language and examples that S&T professionals can better understand, appreciate and implement. The purpose of the book is to augment scientists' and engineers' considerable technical skills by teaching them how to sell their ideas, manage their technical projects, and lead technical teams; ultimately to create business and societal value from science.
Introduction. The Role of Research and Development. A Leadership Framework. Are you Ready to Lead? Leadership Attributes. Leading R&D Organizations. Leading the Strategy. Managing the Execution. Coaching the Leadership. Putting it all Together.