Leading Creatively

Charles J. Palus and David M. Horth

In the turbulent environment that organizations must contend with today, creative leadership—the ability to work with people to create shared understanding of complex and rapidly changing situations and to generate possible responses—is essential. For the past five years we have been part of an effort, involving the educational and research staffs at the Center for Creative Leadership as well as inquiry partners from business, that has aimed to gain a better appreciation of what it takes to lead creatively.

When the work is routine, quick perception can be an asset. For complex situations, however, another way of perceiving is crucial.

We have found that two sets of competencies are necessary. ...

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