Creative Leadership: Are you hot or not? by Dr Detlef Reis at Bangkok Post on 16 January 2014.

An article that espouses being creative as the most important leadership quality, at least from a business perspective.  The author strives to show great examples and terrible examples of leadership and creativity and then summarizes key areas using a “what’s hot and what’s not format”.  Since the “what’s not” is merely the opposite of “what’s hot”, I’ll simply focus on mentioning the positive aspects of creative leaders.

  • Originality
  • Novelty
  • Making meaning
  • Equality
  • Worthy common cause
  • Value compensation
  • Long-term value orientation
  • Ethics
  • Cooperation and co-opetition
  • Individuality
  • Meritocracy
  • Leaving a legacy

Looking at this list, for me only the first two parts speak to creativity.  Also, this article is more heavily weighted towards business considerations than leadership in general.

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