A Guide to Creative Leadership

Creative LeadershipBeing a leader is a tough task, but running in a front line amongst creative leaders with a extraordinary creative leadership style is the toughest. Innovation and creativity is significant to guarantee the success of any organization, whether it is small or large. Considering the levels of extra difficulty, most of the people, end up taking guidance for their professional lives from others. The self-employment trend is on an all-time high bar, which eventually points out the fact that most individuals are making themselves comfortable to take the power in their hands. In fact, the idea of becoming a leader happily agrees to those who are committed to their task and master it. Leaders don’t arrive on earth with inborn qualities, they are normal people like us who choose to make the difference, they are ordinary individuals who plan and accomplish extraordinary things.

The extraordinary leadership style doesn’t just require courage, but it also demands creative thinking, which is something that you need to actively practice and nurture. It is time when we look beyond the age-old leadership stereotypes, and concentrate over directing it towards a more artistic vision. It is time when we need to develop and nurture qualities that are similar to an artist. We need to tap our creative intelligence in order to stay ahead in the crowd of leaders, stay nimble, stay cultivating, and inspire individuals around us to push them forward.

The main question that arises is how can we become more creative? How can we mould ourselves into Industry Leaders with a creative leadership style? How do we keep a regular track of new innovations, latest ideas, especially when your routine tasks are quite hectic?

Let’s have a look:

# Stick to a certain Ideology

Follow a certain ideology and stick to it. Don’t just keep demanding to know what world is in the need for. Question yourself what you can do to make the surrounding better by what you have and go for it. This is because the world needs people to understand what they are capable of and what they can do if they lean towards a correct direction. Always look in both sides of directions rather than just looking over a greener aspect. Trust your conviction. Don’t follow convictions of other leaders as that might have worked for them but surely every individual is different, so, they may not work on you. Establish your own convictions based on beliefs, facts, and passion.

# Distribute your concentration

When I say, distribute your concentration, it doesn’t mean divert your mind from your goal. Instead, divert your concentration to every aspect of expectations that your followers might have from you. Do the expected and also do the unexpected that can leave your follower in sheer praises for you.  This is the main key of leaders who are creative. The ability of constantly coming up with various new ideas is the defining characteristic of remarkable leaders. The main difference between creative leaders and normal leaders is action. Leaders, who are creative, are perfectly capable of imagining new horizons of possibilities and common view, which will the set the right course of direction for others to follow.

# Listen to Your Instincts

Listen to your mind and intuitions. Sometimes, there are stuffs you know are correct, while on the other side there are stuffs that you feel to be correct. Based on the exiting knowledge, make decisions and solve issues. Leaders who are creative realize the stuff they sense and the possibilities that lies beyond the domain. Real breakthroughs in creative leadership takes place when they listen to them. Know how to balance logic along with intuition. Once you figure out the balancing part, try working it out together. Intellection without intuition makes a person roam without direction.

# Come out from Comfort Zone

Definitely there are thing that you can accomplish by staying in your comfort zone, but try dragging yourself out of that zone. Once out of it, you will come across various other possibilities, which you might have never known to exist. This will give a positive boost to your ideas, and it will open the Pandora of creativity hidden inside you. Creation doesn’t come to you if you are not able to explore the surroundings.

# Keep Questioning

Don’t ever stop questioning. Curiosity is the key to creativity. The more curious you are to learn about new things, the more you keep questioning about things that you come across in your surroundings, the more probabilities you will learn, and it will frame you in a creative personality. The more you question, the more is the chance that you might come across something, which had never been connected previously. Innovators are always curious about learning more.

At the end, you should proceed towards taking action, as that is the main difference between normal leaders and creative leaders. Everyone has those innate powers of force to develop all the remarkable qualities that leaders who are creative possess. All you need to do is start. You need not have to wait until your life will demand something from you.

Carrie Ann
Carrie Ann is Editor-in-Chief at Industry Leaders Magazine, based in Las Vegas. Carrie covers technology, trends, marketing, brands, productivity, and leadership. When she isn’t writing she prefers reading. She loves reading books and articles on business, economics, corporate law, luxury products, artificial intelligence, and latest technology. She’s keen on political discussions and shares an undying passion for gadgets. Follow Carrie Ann on Twitter, Facebook

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