Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
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Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Are You a Transformational Leader?

The most popular theory of leadership today is transformational leadership. Take this test to see if you have transformational leadership qualities.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Dan Kirsch
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

A key to transforming leadership (Burns) is that those who follow themselves grow and become transforming leaders. In that way, it is similar to servant-leadership.


Transforming (etymologically) is about going what exists. It is similar to John Dewey's concept of reconstruction. There is a discarding (Derrida's deconstruction is required) and adding and not just moving deck chairs around.

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15 Qualities Of A Transformational Change Agent

15 Qualities Of A Transformational Change Agent | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
My colleagues and I are often asked to ‘decode’ the process of business transformation and provide the repeatable ‘formula’ for success. I guess this is understandable given that widely quoted statistic – you know the one – that 70% of all change efforts fail. In a way, this interest in our work is very humbling.… Read the rest of this post & join the discussion →

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Santosh Kumar Nair, The Rice Process
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Transforming leadership and other leading which is related i.e. adaptive and servant are so complex they cannot be turned into 7 habits, 3 feature, and 15 qualities. What happens is they turn into easy talking points which fill the air and resolve nothing. That is why 70% of change efforts (fixed and linear plans are counter to real change) fail. We think we can create formula and recipes for change when it requires being present in the planning and change process in a dialogic manner.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, February 25, 2014 4:25 PM

Are you a transformational Change Agent?  Clarifying post

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Why All Managers Must Be Leaders

Why All Managers Must Be Leaders | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Anyone within an organization has the potential to become a leader, but managers must be leaders. In schools and in our organizations we have been taught and conditioned to believe that managers and leaders are two separate people which is quite a harmful assumption. As a result we have managers [...]

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

The article echoes Peter Vaills work which suggests a concept called managerleader.



Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, January 29, 2015 4:33 AM

on why being a manager should not be a dirty word and how every manager must also be a leader!

Laura Saavedra's curator insight, April 19, 2015 11:01 AM

I agree!

Ian Berry's curator insight, April 26, 2015 12:23 AM

I like this. I see though (and my work with clients is about this) in many places a going much further than this. I think both leadership and management are every person's role. The biggest shift happening in remarkable workplaces and a necessity in the new world of work is that people management is a dead concept. See my definitions of leadership and management that have stood the test for two decades at http://www.ianberry.biz/tailored-leadership-mastery-programs/

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4 Leadership Qualities Employers Look For

4 Leadership Qualities Employers Look For | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

As a potential leader, it's crucial to show your supervisors that you have the knowledge and experience necessary to handle the tasks of your position.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.
Ivon Prefontaine's insight:

Are you honest is number one. The author indicates there is a lot wrong with leadership. A reason why is that leadership is mistaken for management and the result is we look for the seven ways to get things done efficiently. Leadership is a complex dynamic which needs people to engage in the hard work of leadership, learning, and creating community.

Efficienarta's curator insight, January 13, 2014 3:10 AM

The most effective Leaders I have worked with have had an abilty to articulate their vision for the enterprise clearly and concisely and helped individuals relate their work to this.

Frank J. Papotto, Ph.D.'s curator insight, January 15, 2014 11:52 AM

Here's a different perspective: Leader's should be selected because they can  promote  organizational effectiveness. The four qualities described are related to effectiveness: integrity includes sticking to your principles; strategic alignment requires this.   Good judgment involves knowing when to change: this is the essence of sustainable adaptation.  A vision for the organization should be  compelling and motivating; broad engagement is characterized by employees who are drawn to and energized by a company's misson and goals. Competence is the key ingredient for getting results; suberb execution depends on finding the best ways to get desired results. 

Training in Business's curator insight, January 19, 2014 12:59 PM

4 Leadership Qualities Employers Look For


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