By David Slocum To speak of a creative leader, or manager, is for some a paradox: creativity is chaotic and unrestrained while leadership is orderly and controlling, and setting the two together makes for an uneasy, potentially volatile combination. It was not always thus. A century ago, as businessmen entered the 20th […]
The last two decades have seen nearly all businesses embrace innovation and creativity as central missions, at least at a high level, with leaders expected to serve as imaginative guides. But more and more, creative production and excellence have become collective affairs with attention to the effectiveness of collaboration throughout businesses.