Creativity is a crucial competency to navigate today’s “new normal.” Leaders are expected to effectively manage growing complexities and advance innovative processes within their organizations. Creative leaders will experience success when they are more willing to challenge assumptions, drop outdated approaches, and experiment with new models.
In 2012, IBM asked 1500 CEOs from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide what traits are most necessary to navigate our increasingly complex working environment. The characteristic of creativity outweighed all other traits in the survey, including rigor, management discipline, integrity, and even vision.
To find out what the vice president of business systems at VF Corp learned from the artistic director of Triad Stage, read my column “In business as in theater, creativity is imperative” News and Record published April 28, 2014. Read more.