Unlocking Creative Potential

“Creative leadership isn’t about leaders simply becoming more creative. It’s about individuals leading for creativity. That means you, as a leader, must unlock the creative potential of your organization, no matter the industry. It’s your job to set the conditions for your organization to generate, embrace, and execute on new ideas. It’s a competitive imperative that will keep you ahead in the marketplace.” – Tim Brown, IDEO

So what can leaders do to unlock their creative potential? Our industry friend Tim Brown suggests three things leaders can become to ensure creative potential is reached:

  • Be the adventurer. Pioneers need a moving vision and set the course for another bearing. In the event that they don’t, individuals won’t take after their lead. They hold to that vision and go for broke to get that much nearer to their goal.
  • Be the planter. Pioneers need to set the conditions for innovativeness to flourish, for example, giving motivation when vitality is low. At the point when difficulties manifest, they act quickly to address them and make important conformities.
  • Be the mentor. Pioneers need to remain present and locked in. They’re on the field, at eye level, offering direction on the fly. They help their group explore uncertainty, gain from slip-ups, and ask the correct inquiries.
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