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Dilemmas and trade-offs in creative leadership

Dilemmas and trade-offs in creative leadership

Our 2017 survey on creative leadership revealed some contradictory results. In this article, we discuss the dilemmas and trade-offs in creative leadership.

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Spotting 21st century talent and cultivating creative leaders

Spotting 21st century talent and cultivating creative leaders

In this THNK Insights piece, read more about spotting and cultivating creative leaders in the volatile and complex environment of the 21st century.

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Nature, nurture or act? What defines entrepreneurs?

Nature, nurture or act? What defines entrepreneurs?

How do entrepreneurs pair effectuation with causal reasoning to build the most successful businesses and how you can replicate their practices?

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Peer coaching

Peer coaching

A good peer coaching session creates insight and reflection through listening and, most importantly, by asking the right questions.

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The power of giving

The power of giving

Generosity can make your organization more productive. Learn how to grow a culture of giving and what it costs to have takers on your team.

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Serendipity

Serendipity

Serendipity is a spark of magic caused by simple chance. Creative leaders rely on serendipitous moments, as well as smart strategy.

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Visioning: The

Visioning: The "Slow Bake"

The "Slow Bake" strategy is when creative leaders deliberately procrastinate in order to consider remote possibilities and generate new ideas.

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Structure follows strategy

Structure follows strategy

In this article, we discuss different organizational models that are fit for a specific strategy. In other words, where structure follows strategy.

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The quest to build a perfect team

The quest to build a perfect team

In 2012, Google began a quest to build a perfect team. After studying over a hundred teams for more than a year, here is what they learned.

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Communicating across cultures

Communicating across cultures

Begin your relationships by understanding the person within the culture and setting, and you are on your way to communicating across cultures.

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Fear

Fear

Recognizing your fears and acknowledging them for what they are allows any leader to create a productive outcome. Leaders must face where fear exists.

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The power and danger of intuition

The power and danger of intuition

Intuition that is available only to a few exceptional individuals is often called creative. Creative intuitions can be found by identifying patterns.

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