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Creativity & Leadership. David A. Mack, Ph.D. Creativity & Leadership. MANAGEMENT vs. LEADERSHIP. Creativity & Leadership. Managers – See Different Things Leaders – See Things Differently. Creativity & Leadership. Managers – Motivate People Leaders – Inspire Them.

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creativity leadership

Creativity & Leadership

David A. Mack, Ph.D.

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Creativity & Leadership

MANAGEMENT

vs.

LEADERSHIP

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Creativity & Leadership

Managers –

See Different Things

Leaders –

See Things Differently

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Creativity & Leadership

Managers –

Motivate People

Leaders –

Inspire Them

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Creativity & Leadership

Managers –

Are Fired

Leaders –

Resign

leadership
Leadership

Experience +

Creativity + Management =

LEADERSHIP

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CREATIVITY

EXPERIENCE

MANAGEMENT

experience
Experience
  • Experience is essentially the accumulation of “Assets”:
  • Skills
  • Knowledge
  • Credentials
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Experience
  • Experience leads to an understanding of cause and effect:
  • Look at the big picture
  • Work environments are not stable
  • Events don’t often happen in isolation
  • Chain of events
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Experience
  • Experience also means developing contacts:
  • Knowledgeable others
  • Diverse viewpoints
  • Professional and personal
  • Networking

Inexperienced people tend to be captive to a small circle of acquaintances

management
Management

What is Management?

The major responsibility of management is to manage -- Harold Geneen, ITT

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Management
  • Management functions:
  • Scheduling activities
  • Assigning responsibilities
  • Training
  • Resource allocation
  • Anticipating problems
  • Coordination with outside entities
  • Monitoring results
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Creativity

Creativity – what is it?

Are you a creative person?

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Creativity

Some men see things that are, and ask 'Why?'

I dream of things that never were, and ask 'Why not?'

Robert F. Kennedy

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Creativity
  • Creativity:
  • Novel associations that lead to new outcomes
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Creativity
  • Requirements for creativity:
  • A pool of inputs
  • The ability to see novel connections amongst them
  • The courage to pursue them
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Creativity

oholene

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abde

TIME

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Cluck Cluck

Quack Quack

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Creativity
  • Psychological Barriers
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Environmental Barriers

Barriers To Creativity

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Creativity

Barriers To Creativity

  • Psychological Barriers
  • Cultural Barriers
  • Environmental Barriers
  • Thinking Language Blocks
  • Functional Fixedness
  • Habitual Ways of Visualizing
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VOLUME

I

VOLUME

II

VOLUME

III

VOLUME

IV

EACH BOOK’S PAGES ARE 2 INCHES THICK

EACH COVER (FRONT OR BACK) IS 1/6 INCH THICK

how can we enhance our creativity
How can we enhance our Creativity
  • Relax
  • Expand your horizons
    • Listen
    • Read
    • Observe
  • Don’t sweat mistakes
  • Seek agreement to be creative up front
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How can we enhance our Creativity
  • Criticize kindly
  • Look beyond the answer
  • Write down all the ideas
  • Use “brainstorming”
  • Value and seek out diversity
  • Ask for feedback
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Creative Leadership

Good News: Creativity barriers can be overcome.

Bad News: You have to work at it!!