Creative leadership is to inspire change, explore emerging opportunities, and create more authentic leaders.
Creative Leadership is great when you think, act and enable others with a creative spirit that drives positive changes.
Creative leaders naturally reinvent open leadership, envision the future trends in business, technology, and society, spread leadership influence, and unleash human potentials constantly.
Being innovative means you need to step out of the comfort zone, be self-aware of your own strengths and weaknesses. This continuous moving “out” of your comfort zone is complemented by the cycle of self-development, with the stage of self-reflection (evoking magical thinking, visualizing the purpose); self-guidance via learning, experiencing, practicing; and self-discipline (strong time & resource management, prioritization skills) Creative leaders inspire curiosity and thinking differently, encourage alternative ways to solve problems, demonstrate multifaceted competency to lead innovatively.
Your inner strength will bring you perception, persistence, and performance towards the uncommon path you take: Creative leadership implies being open-minded to understand different perceptions of the world. As conventional wisdom or unconscious bias leads to those outdated perceptions which stifle human progress. An open minded leader can perceive things in a constructive manner; get a better chance to connect meaningful dots for spurring creativity, and take a unique path to innovate.
Don’t be distracted or discouraged by others’ outdated perception that keeps you still, stifles creativity. Creative leaders see the old problems from varying dimensions and find different solutions. They inspire new business model experiments; traditional industrial rejuvenation and constructive disruptions. Leading breakthrough innovation demands insightful understanding, patience, persistence, and courage, among other things to gain traction on a powerful theme of business renewal and growth.
Creative leaders set a good innovation agenda and start new conversations that galvanize inspiration, unlock imagination, encourage creative problem-solving: Creative leadership is essentially anchored on the leader’s multidimensional competencies to formulate alternative solutions to complex problems; as well as their multifaceted resourcefulness to get the work done innovatively. It requires the leaders to reach the state of knowledge proficiency, but without being limited by knowledge, facilitate creative conversations, review recommendations to a problem or decision, and always pursue better solutions. It is the consistent expectation for innovation while leading people to grow beyond existing levels of performance and capability,
Innovative leaders set an effective innovation agenda, orchestrate collaborative innovation, challenge individuals and groups to think broader and deeper within the parameters of defined success criteria. They should be good at enforcing informational power, identifying and closing the gap between knowledge and insight, coaching with empathy, cultivating creative culture with mutual inspiration, motivation, enrichment, advocate collaboration and partnership.
Creative leadership is to inspire change, explore emerging opportunities, create more authentic leaders, build a strong team with complementary cognition, knowledge, skills, values, efforts to unlock collective creativity, scale up innovation effect, create phenomena to unleash collective potential continually.