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How Companies Can Develop Critical Thinkers and Creative Leaders

How Companies Can Develop Critical Thinkers and Creative Leaders | Creative leadership community | Scoop.it
This post is part of an HBR Spotlight examining leadership lessons from the military. Today's leaders are continually cajoled to act as "outside-the-box" thinkers.
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VR's comment, February 19, 2013 3:26 AM
I found this article very interesting. Indeed, along with 'Why Are Creative Leaders So Rare?' by Navi Radjou, this topic really deals with the problematics I must face everyday working in the advertising world. Being a good leader while letting the creativity be is quite difficult because usually management is considered a brake to creativity.
Jarno Mollema's comment, February 19, 2013 2:00 PM
Being creative and showing leadership does often not go easily together. To be able to connect these two in the proper way, asks for (with a wink)... 'creativeness'.
GIL Da Cruz Teodosio Marques's comment, February 12, 2014 2:48 PM
Great article! First of all because it destroys the cliché that puts forward the idea that soldier are not the smartest people around. Not saying they are the smartest though but I would like to point out the fact that most of the major discoveries and innovations of the past century have been found to help the army and only after some years they were used for civilians. Although, I would like to point out the fact that soldiers nowadays spend most of their carriers training so they have plenty of time to think about all the possibilities and therefore to create new training. But I’m not sure it’s comparable to a company and that because of several reasons: <br>first of all I would like to say that most of the time people in companies don’t have time for that, right now I’m doing an internship in a bank and when I see how much work is expected from us and how many hours people spend at their job it’s almost impossible for them to “train”. And it’s sad because if they tried, maybe they would find ways to ease their work amount, but believe me: most of them are already mentally drained by all the efforts they put in their job in order to reach the goals that have been set. So I don’t know, maybe hiring new staff would be a solution in order to reduce work and therefore inducing reflection amongst the team. <br>Second point I would like to mention is that people that will work in companies in the next few years are us, the ones that decided to choose this elective course, the ones that decided to go and study in Skema business school. Before Skema I was at univ in law management and economics. And I have to say that business schools and univs, in France at least, don’t help us with creative thinking. Most of the time students leave school with massive load of knowledge that they are able to spit by heart and yet most of the time not able to understand. I feel like students are formatted. So of course when they get in a company all they do is follow the road that has been drawn years and years before by previous formatted people. I think it’s a European problem: as I stated in my presentation last semester I was lucky enough to study in McGill University and classes there are totally different. The course content is online for students to study and in class the teachers and students discuss about the content; they are able to express their thoughts, their ideas and everybody participates because classes are not mandatory.<br>So for me it’s not weird to see that most of the great company leaders that think outside of the box actually come from the u.s. and I do believe that education and the way we teach is something we should focus on because we are formatting people and once you get inside that type of box it’s really hard to get out of it.<br>Ps: sorry for the extra long post…<br>

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The 3 Things That Steve Jobs Taught Us About Creative Leadership - Forbes

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For Jobs creativity was about knowing what you want, applying intuition, and keeping it simple. And maybe his genius is in how deceptively uncomplicated it seems.

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Sarah François's comment, February 14, 2014 6:37 AM
Steve Jobs is certainly the most relevant example for business creativity. He has totally created a new business model and a new way of managing people in order to embrace creative thinking within its own company. He was a real business creator and he was expected the same ability of thinking differently from his business partners and employees. He was aware of the fact that even if he was a very creative person, he knew that it was not enough. He build his strong management with the idea of forcing people to always think differently. Everybody knows about his superior intellectual capacities and his very high expectations about his employees. However, thanks to this article, I learnt something new that it truly is essential for creative leadership. This is the need of anticipation and proactivity. A creative leader, a creative thinker is someone who is able to think like everyone else. A business developer has to be able to find which product does not exist in real life but which is in fact executed by consumers. Creativity is more simplicity than accurate and complicate thoughts. I was clearly thinking that a creative company is one which create unexpected and surprising product. But I was so wrong because an innovation is something great but useful. The goods that are created with many complicated features is not an innovation but a niche products. Unlike these one, a product that create a real value for consumers' lives is relevant. Steve Jobs anticipated the fact that our society was going to change with the internet and the fast-changing- modern technology. He proactively hit the market with a very new kind of phone called smartphone which totally cope with this new demand of modern phones that are able to substitute a computer. In my opinion, this fact illustrates how much a creative business developer has to think differently but also simply. He has to find what the consumer will need tomorrow instead of just looking for very new product with surprising features. I clearly think a lot of business creators are kind of selfish people who just want to be seen as very innovative persons in creating astonishing goods and be the star of the business sphere. Business developers have to know that they are responsible for changing society in offering expected but relevant products for tomorrow.
Doriane Le Leu's comment, February 17, 2014 6:38 PM
These article emphases well the fact that to become a good creative leader it is necessary to tak risks and it is necessary to get off the beaten track. Steve Jobs, followed his intuitions even if people did not follow him at the beginning of his carreer. With this article we understand that the genius of Steve jobs was not to sell a product but a service, even more a new way of thinking. In our actual society, is seems more and more complicated to behave as Jobs did. This article underlines the fact that beyond creative skills a real leader need to believe in his team and in his convictions. Unfortunately, we live in a society where people who think differently are not understood. The problem is that we are slopped by a specific way to think which avoid us to develop our creative leadership. More than read this article we should learn more about the life of Steve Jobs. It would help us to understand that revolution could not come without a part of failure and rejection from the others.
Vírgin Bitton's comment, February 19, 6:05 AM
I’ve chosen this article because I think that in order to understand well what creative leadership is, we have to understand how the successful creative leader did to be so successful. And I think Steve Jobs is the perfect example. He was considered as one of the most innovative leader and Apple is still regarded as one of the most innovative company in the world. The interesting part in this article is that according to Jobs creative leadership lies in only 3 main things: Confidence, Intuition, and simplicity. Creative leadership might seem very easy this way but it is in reality way more complicated than it seems. Indeed, how can you be confident in a market that is always changing, where customers always have news needs and desire? This is why intuition and simplicity are very important, because in my opinion innovation and creativity are about giving something new to the customers, something that never could have resulted from a mere market study or surveys. So, I would say that this article is interesting because we’re more aware that to be creative we have to follow our intuitions and that means taking great risks.
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Creativity and the Role of the Leader - Harvard Business Review

Creativity and the Role of the Leader - Harvard Business Review | Creative leadership community | Scoop.it
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The three capturing words in creative leadership
• Idea Generation
• Ability to execute the ideas
• Managing risks

Idea Generation:
In creative leadership, the most important thing is generating the ideas. The word itself deliberate the meaning of creating something new. For example, if starting the small ventures itself, we have to generate more ideas into qualitative and implement in a more precise way. The ideas are generating from the various people and assimilating through the hybrid process such as variance of qualified ideas and the ability to discern the best ideas.
Ability to execute the ideas
In any business and in all business, ability to execute the ideas is the most valuable asset for the creative leadership. We have to start the ideas, focusing on it and acting on the basis of the ideas. By the more conceptual way have to select one task, one project or one idea and the way of completing it.
Managing risks:
The creative leader is the person who is not taking risks in the business but he has the efficient ability to manage the risks in complicated circumstances which are arising by nature, human, economic or political ways.
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Managing the Whitespace - HBS Working Knowledge

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Modes de travail à l'heure de la transformation numérique

Modes de travail à l'heure de la transformation numérique | Creative leadership community | Scoop.it
Session organisée dans le cadre du partenariat G9+/MIcrosoft. Au travers de la transformation numérique qui est en train de s'opérer dans les entreprises, l'environnement de travail du salarié et les processus métiers de l'entreprise évoluent. La mobilité et le collaboratif s'étendent, les outils basculent vers les services en ligne, les sphères privées et professionnelles coexistent et l'espace de travail tend à se dématérialiser dans le Cloud où des gisements de données conséquents sont en train de se créer. La promesse de la simplification et de la maîtrise par l'utilisateur de ses outils et processus de travail pour une efficacité supérieure est peut-être en train de se réaliser.

En même temps, le risque numérique augmente pour l'entreprise comme le salarié. Protection des données, respect de la vie privée, sécurité d'accès aux systèmes, e-reputation et éthique sont les nouveaux dangers dont il faut se prémunir et dont l'environnement de travail numérique peut être la porte d'entrée.

Par des témoignages d'utilisateurs et des retours d'expérience il s'agit d'explorer l'évolution des nouveaux modes de travail et des processus métiers transformés et « augmentés » par le numérique mais aussi les risques et problèmes pour l'entreprise, inhérents à l'évolution très rapide des usages et des technologies numériques
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6 Ways to Kill Innovation

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Let's take a look at six ways that organizations unintentionally stop innovation in its tracks
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Imane Ajebli's comment, February 23, 2014 6:09 PM
This article was very interesting because I could relate to it by thinking of the experience I'm having in the firm where I'm doing my internship. This just shows how important is the participative leadership, and how sharing is the key to creating innovation and to building an organisation.<br>Those six points are pointed as common mistakes made by companies, but before reading this article I also thought that brainstorming was a good way to help people come up with innovative ideas. But, indeed, this is quite useless if we are still focused on the present system. We tend to keep in mind what we already do, which cannot lead to innovation. <br>Don't we all know that "The customer is king" ? Knowing it is not enough, we have to apply it. Customers are the reason of any organisation living. But when it comes to new ideas and implementing new things, we all think first about figures, and tend to forget them. Innovation has to be linked with customers' needs.<br>This article taught me that thinking outside the box and sharing are really important to be innovative. <br>As Dalaï Lama said : "Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality"
Yeeun Jo's comment, February 12, 8:34 AM
I liked this article very much because it is not only reminded me what I knew before but also taught something I thought differently. For example, when we think about innovation, we should think about a strong business need. I have to keep in my mind but whenever I think about it I always think separately. Moreover, I strongly agree with that we should listen to customers because they have unlimited ideas and we should catch ideas from them. People usually intend to depend on only one idea. But as the article said, we need several ideas and we can combine all the ideas and it will be better innovation. I think many people already knew that about the six points but the most important thing is doing not thinking. If we know, the next is the act. Furthermore, I like this article because it organized what we should know about innovation very well.
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Sam Bacharach: Build Teams for Creativity

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Sam Bacharach, director of the Cornell Institute for Workplace Studies, explains how leaders can encourage both outrageous ideas and practical follow-through.

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Solenne Tardy's comment, February 17, 2014 4:11 PM
It is a very interesting point of view ! How to manage a creative team ! Today, creativity is really important and every companies need to innovate. But how to find new ideas and get on it or launch as product. This is so true that a leader need to focus the team after a big brainstorming and help colleagues to put all the ideas together to create something. I think for example at Zappos company. The model of work inside is so different from other companies. It is a bit different that what Sam Bacharach said. Someone gets an idea and creates a project. Then everyone who is motivated by the project can join it and so the processus of creation is on. That type of team, work should be more developed in companies, because it works very, very well for Zappos and other creative and innovative companies.
Jordan Arzoine's comment, February 18, 2014 4:14 PM
According to Mr. Bacharach, I think to get a really wired team is not enough to get the best workers in their specialities. Such as in sport, for example in basket ball as a coach, you can have the best by position in your team, if they play individually you will lose against a worst team which plays in group of 5 players. It will be like a team against two or three players : Impossible ! <br><br>It is also the same problematic when one of your employee have a strong leadership in the team by his behaviour or by his results. <br>This behaviour can produce a lack of competence from the other teammates who stay in the shadow of this substituted leader or create a real jealousy.<br><br>Each strengh and weakness of teammates have to be complementary, to form one single entity.<br>I think to optimize the power and the creativity of the team, we have to think like a family, if your team succeed their objectives all the group have to be rewarded and if they don’t the enitre group have to be penalized. <br><br>This group will be and must be heterogeneous if you want to developp the ideas you take such as a leader. For sure the ideas you choose will be in realtion with the company’s needs to avoid the risk of mistake. Nonetheless the goal for this leader will be to gather the divergence of the team, and get only different team ideas and no more different indivual ideas. <br>Meanwhile, you pilot your different teams so as to work on your projects, you have the responsibility to help them to rethink their ideas and see what is wrong or not.<br><br>For sure, they need to get a lot of autonomy but the leader needs to be there to give the main points and the objectives. He has to lead his own teams. <br>through those rethough and refocus ideas until to get enough a basket of realistic ideas.<br>
Imane Ajebli's comment, February 26, 2014 4:06 PM
This article was very interesting because I could relate to it by thinking of the experience I'm having in the firm where I'm doing my internship. This just shows how important is the participative leadership, and how sharing is the key to creating innovation and to building an organisation.<br>Those points are pointed as common mistakes made by companies, but before reading this article I also thought that brainstorming was a good way to help people come up with innovative ideas. But, indeed, this is quite useless if we are still focused on the present system. We tend to keep in mind what we already do, which cannot lead to innovation.<br>Don't we all know that "The customer is king" ? Knowing it is not enough, we have to apply it. Customers are the reason of any organisation living. But when it comes to new ideas and implement new things, we all think first about figures, and tend to forget them. Innovation has to be linked with customers' needs.<br>This article taught me that thinking outside the box and sharing are really important to be innovative.<br>As Dalaï Lama said : "Share your knowledge. It’s a way to achieve immortality"
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The 3 Things That Steve Jobs Taught Us About Creative Leadership - Forbes

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For Jobs creativity was about knowing what you want, applying intuition, and keeping it simple. And maybe his genius is in how deceptively uncomplicated it seems.

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Sarah François's comment, February 14, 2014 6:37 AM
Steve Jobs is certainly the most relevant example for business creativity. He has totally created a new business model and a new way of managing people in order to embrace creative thinking within its own company. He was a real business creator and he was expected the same ability of thinking differently from his business partners and employees. He was aware of the fact that even if he was a very creative person, he knew that it was not enough. He build his strong management with the idea of forcing people to always think differently. Everybody knows about his superior intellectual capacities and his very high expectations about his employees. However, thanks to this article, I learnt something new that it truly is essential for creative leadership. This is the need of anticipation and proactivity. A creative leader, a creative thinker is someone who is able to think like everyone else. A business developer has to be able to find which product does not exist in real life but which is in fact executed by consumers. Creativity is more simplicity than accurate and complicate thoughts. I was clearly thinking that a creative company is one which create unexpected and surprising product. But I was so wrong because an innovation is something great but useful. The goods that are created with many complicated features is not an innovation but a niche products. Unlike these one, a product that create a real value for consumers' lives is relevant. Steve Jobs anticipated the fact that our society was going to change with the internet and the fast-changing- modern technology. He proactively hit the market with a very new kind of phone called smartphone which totally cope with this new demand of modern phones that are able to substitute a computer. In my opinion, this fact illustrates how much a creative business developer has to think differently but also simply. He has to find what the consumer will need tomorrow instead of just looking for very new product with surprising features. I clearly think a lot of business creators are kind of selfish people who just want to be seen as very innovative persons in creating astonishing goods and be the star of the business sphere. Business developers have to know that they are responsible for changing society in offering expected but relevant products for tomorrow.
Doriane Le Leu's comment, February 17, 2014 6:38 PM
These article emphases well the fact that to become a good creative leader it is necessary to tak risks and it is necessary to get off the beaten track. Steve Jobs, followed his intuitions even if people did not follow him at the beginning of his carreer. With this article we understand that the genius of Steve jobs was not to sell a product but a service, even more a new way of thinking. In our actual society, is seems more and more complicated to behave as Jobs did. This article underlines the fact that beyond creative skills a real leader need to believe in his team and in his convictions. Unfortunately, we live in a society where people who think differently are not understood. The problem is that we are slopped by a specific way to think which avoid us to develop our creative leadership. More than read this article we should learn more about the life of Steve Jobs. It would help us to understand that revolution could not come without a part of failure and rejection from the others.
Vírgin Bitton's comment, February 19, 6:05 AM
I’ve chosen this article because I think that in order to understand well what creative leadership is, we have to understand how the successful creative leader did to be so successful. And I think Steve Jobs is the perfect example. He was considered as one of the most innovative leader and Apple is still regarded as one of the most innovative company in the world. The interesting part in this article is that according to Jobs creative leadership lies in only 3 main things: Confidence, Intuition, and simplicity. Creative leadership might seem very easy this way but it is in reality way more complicated than it seems. Indeed, how can you be confident in a market that is always changing, where customers always have news needs and desire? This is why intuition and simplicity are very important, because in my opinion innovation and creativity are about giving something new to the customers, something that never could have resulted from a mere market study or surveys. So, I would say that this article is interesting because we’re more aware that to be creative we have to follow our intuitions and that means taking great risks.
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Mélanie Ciussi recommands...Why Are Creative Leaders So Rare?

Mélanie Ciussi recommands...Why Are Creative Leaders So Rare? | Creative leadership community | Scoop.it
Recently, our Centre for India & Global Business at Cambridge University was privileged to host a talk by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the former President of India. Like millions of Indians, I hold Dr Kalam in high esteem.

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Jarno Mollema's comment, February 19, 2013 1:58 PM
The fact that you need to posess 8 key tenets to be a creative leader stresses why creative leaders are so rare. Commenting on the author's closing sentence; I think creative leaders are leaders which tend to have a quick and suitable responses to newly arised situations. They tend to be innovative on the long-term and show that they can adapt to a constantly chaning environment.
Students Elective Course's comment, February 19, 2013 11:11 PM
I liked this article but I think that we should have tried to find these creative leaders a few years before and not unfortunately during the economic crisis. Of course, we couldn't tell how the future will be, but as for me, these criteria are so tremendous that we need them every time. As it is really hard to get all this elements into one personality, why creating a kind of chair of creativity in each firm ?
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Aymeric Fjt's comment, February 13, 2:55 AM
This article shows very well my vision of a leader. The leader is not necessarily someone who has always had success. Some even enchainent defeats before getting the results he wants. I like this article for its clarity. It shows us that the leader must know how to manage a team in any circumstance and with the greatest possible transparency. It allows you to link to the article Steve Jobs, which also shows the success of a man who started with little things and managed to convert part of the planet to the simplicity of its product. The leader seeks above all to meet a need like Steve Jobs so it follows the trend of the market while innovating. The decisions are not always easy to follow especially in times of crisis.
This article reminds me of the experience Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo (formerly of Google) that had to take risks to change the company. In his case we can see that the leader is entrepreneur since acquired more than 20 start up for Yahoo. The leader has to take risks (while controlling them).
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Mélanie Ciussi recommands...How Successful Leaders Think - Harvard Business Review

To emulate skilled leaders' ability to devise solutions that transcend conflicting alternatives.

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Jarno Mollema's comment, February 19, 2013 1:51 PM
The fact that he did not simply chose an existing model, but merged them into a new one, shows some real out-of-the-box thinking.
Clemence Ythier's comment, February 13, 2014 5:02 PM
This article is very coherent to me.<br>I think a great creative leader is not someone who try to imitate others to succeed.<br>The author is right when he says that to succeed , we must first study the existing ideas , then keep the best and finally , with this synthesis, create a more innovative and completely revolutionary idea.<br>Whoever thinks that way is already a leader.<br>it is true that a leader must be very innovative , and it is not given to everyone , but the discipline is also important.<br>Before being a business school student , I studied a master of law, and even if we don’t develop all his creative side at the university unfortunately, my previous studies have allowed me to have a very synthetic vision in things.<br>So I hope with this double diploma i’ll have a mind both synthetic and creative in order to work in marketing and be a good creative leader.
Antoine Heritier's comment, February 16, 2014 6:54 AM
I've chosen this article because of the title. The word thinking is really important for entrepreneurship. People link entrepreneurship with action but before that it's all about thinking. It was really interesting to understand another way of thinking: integrative thinking. It was the first time I heard about that and i understand the concept. I like the idea to think globalized, to understand a problem by having a full picture of it, even by having two opposite ideas. This is the best way to generate new ideas. Some people stay stuck in a way of thinking that is given to them, and they can't create something new but just adapte something already existing or improve something. The concept of entrepreneurship is to Create ! Integrative thinkers analyse the whole problem, not only the obvious part. They understand in a globalized way and so generate ideas. <br>I think this way of seeing things and this way of thinking are useful to run a business, to work for a company, to live in society, to understand politics, and so on. This is a tool that can help people for everything.
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Melanie Ciussi suggests ...Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership

Melanie Ciussi suggests ...Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership | Creative leadership community | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson is among the world's elite thinkers when it comes to creativity and innovation.
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SIr Ken Robinson offers a view on creative leadership. Not to be missed.

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Les bons réflexes pour s'adapter au changement - HBR

Les bons réflexes pour s'adapter au changement - HBR | Creative leadership community | Scoop.it
Pourquoi en situation de changement, certaines entreprises perdent de la valeur, alors que d’autres semblent rebondir, voire même sortir plus fortes de ce changement ? C’est ce à quoi je m’intéresse depuis maintenant une dizaine d’année, et ce que les sciences du management commencent à nommer Résilience Organisationnelle (RO). Depuis maintenant …
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Ken Robinson On The Principles Of Creative Leadership

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Sir Ken Robinson is among the world's elite thinkers when it comes to creativity and innovation.

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Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

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Leaders who successfully transform businesses do eight things right (and they do them in the right order).
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Winning Solutions and Solvers: Solar Powered Mosquito Repellant

Winning Solutions and Solvers: Solar Powered Mosquito Repellant | Creative leadership community | Scoop.it
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Nothing about management, just a creative idea i found nice ! 

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How to manage a big company like a start-up. Concrete HR strategies!

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Dr Jonathan Trevor on how new transformational leadership drives change - YouTube

As network-based organisations evolve, the role of leadership is focused less on performance and more on change. 'Transformational leadership' is a move away...

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My sense is that it is critical for Leaders to articulate that such change / transformation competence is valued (alongside traditional line management) - in an ongoing basis.

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Louis Neyrand's comment, February 23, 2014 6:05 AM
This PowertPoint file is very clear. It shows the basic difference between leadership. However it could be more complete by giving example where these leaderships are applied. For instance, we know that google or FB, two of the biggest technology companies of the world, have used creative leadership to grow.
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Tina Seelig: The 6 Characteristics of Truly Creative People

Determined not to just write just another book on creativity, Stanford professor Tina Seelig painstakingly researched what makes good ideas spring forward. The result…

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A compulsory video to watch!

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Elena Vechkaeva's comment, February 13, 2014 4:53 PM
I found this video pretty interesting and full of new information.<br>The professor highlighted all characteristics of Creative People and I found it really innovative.<br>She started from imagination and put us back into the childhood. “ The answer is based on the question you have asked” – she said and I liked it expression. By combining and connecting all the ideas together you may increase your creativity. <br><br>Another characteristic of creative people, which she mentioned is Challenge assumptions. Creating ideas and come up with a challenging assumption. Tina Seelig is talking about the knowledge as a base for an imagination and I think it is a really noteworthy fact and she also mentioned that the knowledge can be get by paying attention. Being confident is the tool to solve a problem. After I watched the video I came up with an idea that creative people have to work with what the already have – materials, information etc.<br>To sum up I may say that this video makes people to think and it is full of stimulating and remarkable knowledge.<br>
Aude Rohault's comment, February 16, 2014 12:08 PM
This video gives an interesting vision of what is a creative person is and how people can give free rein to their creativity. Actually, nowadays, creativity can be a strength for companies because it enables them to differentiate themselves from others. Indeed, creative people have a global vision of the environment, use their imagination and do not hesitate to take risks. <br>This is why companies should stimulate them by having great and stressless environment. <br>As Tina Seelig explained why and how creativity depends on many characteristics, and I really liked the way ski linked the things and the impacts each one has on the others. Creativity it is not only imagination but it is a global vision and a way of thinking. This new perception, and vision "outside the box", enable to take the right decision, to bounce on the failures and to do not hesitate to bring an idea to life. This solution ca be used in the work place and in everyday life, take into account to details, the environment, and do not be afraid of challenge.
Viktoriya Djulinski's comment, February 18, 2014 4:12 PM
This video is a great explanation and example of how people are "blocked" nowadays and how this could be avoided. Creativity is everywhere if we look around us. You can create something even with a little peace of paper, like a little paper airplane or a different figure. Usually people are afraid of what others could think or say and I think it is the main reason why people try to correspond to the “norms” of a “normal life”. We are afraid of critics or contempt. But I think being different is amazing and interesting, it is a way of attraction. And when we differentiate, when we are creative we attract. So why not starting being different by doing something little to develop it into something great? Companies to become great creative structures should induce even their most little parts.
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How To Ignite Creative Leadership In Your Organization

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IBM just released its 2010 Global CEO Study based on face-to-face interviews conducted with over 1,500 CEOs spanning 60 countries and 33 industries. Here are some key points from the study: Even if...
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Build Confidence to Unleash Creativity

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Tom and David Kelley, authors of Creative Confidence, believe that creativity lies within us all; we just need confidence to rediscover it.
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Stanford teachers argue that it is the idea+the action that makes creativity. Interesting interview.

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Soraya Emma Bergeon-is IrReductible's comment, February 13, 2014 5:32 AM
This interview is very interesting because the two authors want to show us the link between confidence and creativity. They think that everyone is creative and has potencial concerning creativity but they think the difference between people who seem creative to the world and people who they are afraid not to be creative is confidence. Actually they explain in their book that creativity can't exist without confidence and that is why people have to trust themselves and to persevere when they have ideas. I agree with them and I really believe that confidence is the key to success in many ways! Thank you for this interview which enable me to discover these authors and their theory about confidence and creativity!*
Liziane Lostau's comment, February 23, 2014 1:03 PM
The complexity of the course is to manage to be a creative leader, not only a creative person. Based on that presupposition, I found this interview interesting and I agree with the authors. Indeed, I believe that each of us have a creative potential. As they affirm, the achievement of your creative ideas depends on the confidence you have in your creative ability, which is for me the direct consequence of the confidence you have in yourself. In my opinion, being a creative leader supposes to be confident so that you can develop your creativity as far as possible and turn ideas into actions. It seems basic but if you think you only have bad ideas or you are not smart enough to have such a brilliant idea (i.e. the one you have is necessarily stupid), you will shake your head and go back to your activity. A creative leader knows this issue and builds confidence to unleash creativity, as it is said in the title.
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Mélanie Ciussi STRONGLY recommands...IBM | 2010 Chief Executive Officer Study

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Excellent study on 1500 CEO in the world. Creative, adaptative are certainly the most wanted skills recruiters are seeking today.

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Excellent study on 1500 CEO in the world. Creative, adaptative are certainly the most wanted skills recruiters are seeking today.

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Leadership: David Woods and Brent Douglas at TEDxOStateU

In their upcoming book, "The Insignificant CEO: The Art & Science of Transformational Leadership," David Woods and Brent Douglas explain what it takes to bec...

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Camille-Agathe Martini's comment, February 12, 2014 12:03 PM
This video is interesting to point out what leaders have to face in their life and in their work. But I think it focuses only on one thing: stress. The ability to face stress is certainly a part of a leader’s skills, but it’s not the only thing and maybe not the biggest one. But anyway, I liked the way Brent Douglas and David Woods spoke about stress. And I totally agree with them. In fact, we need to distinguish between good and bad stress. The good one will give the possibility to remain focus on the goals and the issues. Like Brent Douglas said, a leader has to face and deal with the issues even if it can hurt someone by taking a decision. If it’s necessary to fix the problem, the leader should take the decision.<br>The leader has to stay in a low stress zone to be efficient. Some stress can be good, but not so much stress! The thing he has to avoid is to transmit his stress to the group; it is not the point and not the right way to react. Last thing I want to talk about is what David Woods explained about the Yes/Maybe/No zones. It is true that being unclear and say “maybe” for a decision is not a good way to make things progress. We can take for example the case of Chinese people who doesn’t say “no” and stay in the “maybe” zone. As a leader, you should have a clear answer to give. If you can’t do it, just say “no” and don’t let the other people thinks it’s possible. Also saying “yes” to everything can be hazardous to the company. A leader should be able to take a real decision and bring clarity. This video is very helpful to understand the dangers of stress in the leadership. But it is too bad to focus only on that.