While creating a scope of work for a Brainzooming creative thinking skills workshop targeted at a B2B salesforce, our client contact (who is a Brainzooming reader) asked for material on what it means to be a creatively supportive leader.
4 Keys for Being a Creatively Supportive Leader
When it comes to a leader actively supporting a team’s creative thinking skills development, there are multiple ways to go from talk to tangible support. We typically see the following behaviors from a creatively supportive leader:
- Actively and fully participating in the original creative thinking skills workshop learning
- Modeling behaviors and conversations that support exploring new ideas
- Reaching across organizational lines to include thinkers with diverse and valuable perspectives
- Using strategic and creative thinking skills in daily interactions to develop and move ideas toward implementation
Beyond these four keys to being a creatively support leader, here are previous Brainzooming articles to provide additional ideas on the perspectives and behaviors of a leader that cultivates team creativity:
- Creative Thinking – 7 Keys to How “Idea Magnets” Boost Creativity
- Creative Thinking Skills: 29 Phrases Blocking Innovative Ideas
- Dilbert and Screwing Up How to Request Employee Ideas
- Creative Thinking – 4 Ideas for Safely Sharing Dirty Ideas and Thinking
- Extending Brainstorming Ground Rules to Everyday Business Life
- Extreme Creativity – When Do You Trust a Creative Genius?
- Strategic Thinking Exercises – Who is the Positive Devil’s Advocate?
- Creative Thinking – 10 Quick Tips about Team Creativity
I figured we'd share this compilation on a Monday because there is AT LEAST a week's worth of reading there to brush up on your skills in being a creatively supportive leader! – Mike Brown
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