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Leadership in Action: In Focus—Creativity and Innovation—Good Leadership Demands a Combination of the Two by Nick Nissley

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FOR ART'S SAKE

In an article in the December 2006 issue of the journal Academy of Management Learning & Education, Nancy J. Adler, a professor of international management at McGill University in Montreal, asserts that organizations, communities, and nations are calling on their people for more creativity and innovation. As we enter the new century, Adler observes, we're seeing increasing numbers of corporate leaders bringing artists and artistic processes into their companies, and we're beginning to think creatively about creative leadership in organizations. She asks readers to consider the following examples of cross-fertilization between artists and leaders, all with the aim of inspiring creativity:

• Prominent global companies invited poet ...

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