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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Creativity and Leadership quiz

Here is a pop quiz from Dr. Michael Mumford from a presentation titled, "Creative Leaders: what do they do and what do they think about?":

Creative people make unique contributions
Creative ideas will triumph once recognized.
Creative people work alone.
Implementation is critical and demanding.
Creativity can be bought.

Which leadership role is critical to an organization's creative success?
Promote idea development
Bring the right people together
Define viable missions
Ensure effective planning and implementation
Develop organizational absorptive capacity
All of the above

How did you score? It should not prove surprising that innovation is the natural byproduct of a culture that promotes creative thinking in all of its diversity and rigor. And at the heart of this culture is a body of leaders who actively promote idea generation, systematic solution development, risk-taking and implementation.


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