Creative LeadershipAug 10, 2020
Creativity is an inherent human instinct used to solve interesting, difficult, and even wicked problems.
Leadership is the practical skill of influencing or guiding others in a common pursuit.
More than ever, the world needs creative leadership.
Authority, title, or permission are not required. Creative leadership is merely caring enough to show up with and for others. The call is to embrace uncertainty, navigate adversity, and step into possibility together.
Creative leadership isn't a B2B (business to business) or B2C (business to customer) proposition, it's a H2H (human to human) endeavor. A muscle you developed through simply employing the human skills you've been exercising since you exited the womb.
Here are some of those human skills that you can access and leverage as you lean into creative leadership.
- Curiosity - question what is and how to make it better.
- Consideration - thoughtful regard for the situation and respect for others.
- Commitment - the will to work and persevere.
- Creativity - decide what better looks like.
- Courage - the willingness to leap and lean into possibility.
- Contribution - do the work with and for others.
Creative leadership cultivates a culture of mutual respect and responsibility through a deliberate daily practice of small steps and the occasional bold leap. Showing up as you are, when you can, for whom you can, with what you have is a decision you can make daily. Every day is a chance to start again.
How can you start today to cultivate an attitude and posture of creative leadership?
Scott Perry, Chief Difference-Maker at Creative on Purpose.
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