Creative Leadership for Directing Changes

Kuan Chen Tsai

Abstract


With technological superiority and globalization, critical changes in the world have lead to uncertainty and ambiguity towards the future. By understanding these dynamics, creative leaders position themselves to lead organizations toward a more desirable direction. Specifically, leaders play a dual role to facilitate employees’ creativity and organizational innovation. The aim of this paper is to highlight the importance of creative leadership in organizational settings, especially for the purpose of confronting turbulence and fast-changing environments. It starts by discussing the definition of creative leadership. It then moves on to discuss three theoretical frameworks related to creativity, considering wider implication for creative leadership. The paper concludes with some barriers and useful tactics for the implementation of creative leadership for directing change.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/bms.v3i2.2936

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