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'Courage is the first of the human qualities, because it is the one that guarantees all others,” said the Greek philosopher Aristotle. And it's true, especially when it comes to creativity and innovation. Without courage, no creativity; without courage, no action; without courage, no innovation.
Creative leadership requires courage
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When groups of people get stuck on a problem—whether over culture, systems, process, understanding, or something else—the best solutions can come from asking the right questions.

Good advice for creative leaders: Problem-Solving Trick: Ask the Right Question

When groups of people get stuck on a problem—whether over culture, systems, process, understanding, or something else—the best solutions can come from asking the right questions.

Good advice for creative leaders: Problem-Solving Trick: Ask the Right Question

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Leaders today are overwhelmed with too little time and too much to accomplish in any given day…There is little to no time allotted for real thinking, brainstorming or experimentation without judgment. With so much pressure to produce quick results in the current economic environment, it may seem like a luxury to walk away from the mountain of tasks to be accomplished.
Sandi Edwards, senior vice president at AMA Enterprise inWhy Creativity Is the Most Important Leadership Quality
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Given the pace of change, organizations rise and fall faster than ever before; witness Blockbuster, Nokia and Motorola…So how does an organization survive in such tumultuous times? The same way humans have survived throughout history.
Gerard J. Puccio, department chairman and professor at the International Center for Studies in Creativity at Buffalo State College and co-author of The Innovative Team: Unleashing Creative Potential for Breakthrough Results, in Why Creativity Is the Most Important Leadership Quality
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People are more creative, productive, committed, and collegial in their jobs when they have positive inner work lives. …A sense of purpose in the work, and consistent action to reinforce it, has to come from the top.

- How leaders kill meaning at work

As a leader, you not only need to be creative, but engage your team for more creative output.

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Wisdom from TheCLA: “  “Why is “being busy” a badge of honor in most businesses? Why not “being thoughtful and creative?””

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The key to effectiveness in the ideation phase … is to employ a variety of ideation techniques to stimulate new, different ways of thinking. Such techniques are proven to help groups expand their thinking and generate a greater number of fresh, unexpected ideas.
The 7 Most Common Brainstorming Mistakes…and How to Avoid Them
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“14, 18, 23, 28, 34. What is the next number in this series?”

Click here for a tale of how creativity can be taught. Are you asking the right questions?

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