Leader Characteristics

Meredith, Bryn
September 2010
Leadership Excellence;Sep2010, Vol. 27 Issue 9, p19
The author discusses the qualities considered most critical for leaders, placing emphasis on creative leadership. He cites a survey which identified creativity, integrity and global thinking as the most important leadership qualities. He enumerates three myths of innovation that creative leaders are expected to debunk, one of which is that most innovation happens in laboratories. He asserts that leaders can make a big difference in team innovation by means of fostering virtuosity, injecting creative tension and creating a culture of serious play.


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