Why Creative Leadership?
discover opportunities, introduce positive change and make
forward in creating
4 Specific Attributes
environment in which we live
is changing rapidly and in unpredictable ways. Individuals who are
are able to
bring about change and
visualize future opportunities. Creative leaders are a critical resource
needed to find answers to difficult problems. They are the ones who can
navigate the future. They are able to embrace ambiguity and
reframe problems as
opportunities. They have competencies that include how to read and
understand the environment,
alliances, recognize the importance of social responsibility, manage
complexity, use information technology, and
creativity. Increasingly, leaders are using a proactive stance in taking
their organizations into uncharted territory."1
Using Strategic Intent to Motivate Idea
intent is senior management's primary
radical idea generation.
uses strategic intent to
a misfit between current resources and corporate aspirations and
generation when it actively encourages
the quest for new opportunities.
Lessons from Jack Welch
the former legendary CEO of
good leader who can make people feel that they really are
contributing members of a team, that is working toward a shared and worthwhile goal can unleash
huge stores of
positive energy. Welch called them "rewards
for the soul," which, he pointed out, also needed to be accompanied by
"rewards for the wallet."...
25 Lessons from Jack
10 Ways To Murder Creativity
Leaders: Lead improvisation.
Managers: Provide structure.
Jazz of Innovation...
The Jazz of Innovation:
11 Practice Tips
The Jazz of Innovation
The improvisation-driven model for
innovation project management doesn’t discard structure, just as there
is a clear structure to good jazz. In innovation, this structure is created
business processes, systems and organizational charts.
and road-mapping processes cannot guarantee brilliant flashes of creative
insight, but they can prepare minds and increase the odds that such flashes
occur in real time. Thus structure, as chords do in jazz, serves as a basis
10 Golden Rules
engineers can spend up to 20 percent of their time on a project of their
choice. There is, of course, an approval process and some oversight, but
basically we want to
allow creative people to be creative. One of our not-so-secret
weapons is our ideas mailing list: a companywide suggestion box where
people can post ideas ranging from parking procedures to the next killer
app. The software allows for everyone to comment on and rate ideas,
permitting the best ideas to percolate to the top...
Leader as Servant
You cannot lead people unless they are willing
to follow you. People will trust you if you help them achieve more, unleash
their creativity and bring out their own sense of worth...
A lateral leader is a kind of person who
skills and can create a climate for creativity and to transform
your organization into a
powerhouse of innovation. A lateral leader
to have the confidence to take risk,
energizes people, and can
help them develop their skills in
Major Leadership Schools:
combination of your four capabilities:
Creative thinking skills
Creative Problem Solving
One of the key functions of the
corporate executive is
solve problems and
make decisions with a high level of
competence. Your ability to deal with problems creatively and effectively is
the key determinant of your success as a
manager and a