Innovation Leadership Assessment (ILA)

"Launched by Patricia Harmon & Associates, the ILA is the World's First scientifically validated assessment instrument for measuring capability for creative thinking and conversion towards innovation."

(December 15, 2013 - Stamford, CT)  Corporate professionals around the world are taking actions to assess and develop their individual and organizational capabilities for creative thinking and innovation all in an effort to increase productivity, revenue and profitability.

Thanks to the recent advances in behaviorial psychology, statistics and Internet technology, it's now possible to complete an online executive assessment and when combined with a leadership developmental process the program moves a person or group forward in their creative thinking to enhance new product development efforts and corporate innovation. 

The Innovation Leadership AssessmentTM, or ILA, is the first scientifically validated assessment for readiness for creativity towards innovation. Launched in 2010 by Patricia Harmon & Associates, the ILA consists of 79 carefully worded, multiple choice questions. "The value lies in the self-directed answers that are compared against the master database of corporate professionals," stated Patricia Harmon who developed the instrument after earning her Ph.D.  "The tool generates numerical scores, categorizes results,  and proactive plans are recommended based on the data."

To ensure the accuracy of the individual and group reports, the ILA and custom training programs are only administered to corporate professionals, Executive MBA students, experienced entrepreneurs and small business owners.

The assessment is designed to take approximately eight minutes to complete. All data is kept confidential and will never be resold or communicated to any outside organization. The only requirement for this online survey is  an Internet web-browser, a valid email address and to allow time afterwards to discuss results with a certified training partner or executive coach.   

The ILA identifies for executives their areas of strengths, capability or development within a series of subscales that measure behavioral and psychological human dimensions. All self-directed answers are compared to a large master database of senior executives, then custom scored and statistical charts are generated.  The deliverable is a 15-page report featuring explanations for each sub scale and suggestions for improvement in the lowest scoring areas. 

In 2013, the ILA was used three times by a Global 20 corporation to assess the creative thinking and innovation capabilities ( over 50 employees each time), an Ivy league university for an executive course program of 30 entrepreneurs, a NASDAQ traded global manufacturing company in three locations for 100 employees, a global pharmaceutical company and six person new product development team. 

These corporations are sending teams of executives through the assessment for group analysis because the ILA Group assessment tool, when analyzed in conjunction with an global partner certified by Patricia Harmon & Associates, can help them understand their current state of innovation and creativity potential.    

In 2014, the distribution of the ILA will be expanded globally, through a global partner program and a leading university, in order to certify and train executive coaches and innovation consultants in other countries.In total, more than 500 individuals around the United States used the tool last year before official launch to other global partners.  The Seroka Group is the first global partner for the ILA instrument.  

Senior advisors from Patricia Harmon & Associates or  The Seroka Group are available  to answer questions related to the assessment, and help you develop and execute action plan for Innovation and Creativity success.  Call Patricia Harmon at (203) 276-1432  to discuss your requirements and get a password for the ILA. Group discounts are available for your organization.  www.patriciaharmon.com  |  pat@patriciaharmon.com

Posted on January 16, 2014 .