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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 [...]

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