Tag: Creativity

Flourishing Leaders

Leaders must provide the kind of favorable environment that allows others to grow in a healthy and vigorous way, to flourish. How?

1) Encourage creativity. Enforcing a one size fits all or the cookie-cutter approach to development stifles the minds of those who have much to offer if allowed.

2) Allow others to spread their wings and try. Mistakes may be made and there will be accountability, but we might be surprised at what flourishes when an opportunity is given.

More could be said, but you get the idea. Leaders need to flourish and promote the same in others.

Innovative Leaders

Creative development sets leaders apart from the “way we’ve always done it” approach.

Inventive leaders strive to use original thinking to establish plans that achieve goals.

Pioneering leaders live to go “where no one has gone before.”

Combined, these ideas comprise the innovative spirit needed in leadership.

Spend time with innovative people.
Evaluate the principles that drive innovation.
Work in a team. Creativity thrives in a group.
Do not be afraid to take a few risks with something new.

Leaders need to bring an innovative spirit to the table and use a creative, inventive, and pioneering mindset to assist development.

What’s Missing in Leadership?

Mike Maddock, a writer for Forbes online, claims, “Great leaders are open to the fact (and it is a fact) that they are missing something.”

What is missing can range from the most simple of ideas to the most complex of leadership teams.

Let’s start with humility, the kind of humility great leaders need in their leadership.

When humility is part of the equation of leadership, along with an openness to the possibilities, then people follow.

A sense of creativity, innovation, and motivation will provide a stronger morale in achieving short and long-term goals.

We cannot underestimate the power of humility in leadership.