An excerpt from Gabor’s upcoming book Slingshot answers this very question:
There is growing recognition that creativity, or “resourcefulness” as I like to re-label it, is a vital component for successfully handling unexpected, unprecedented and rapidly changing surroundings. As an example, the Bloomberg Businessweek article “What Chief Executives Really Want” points out:
According to a new survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM's Institute for Business Value, CEOs identify "creativity" as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future.
Think about this for a moment. Of all personal qualities, business leaders are picking creativity as the key foundation of future success, ahead of such traditional pillars as operational expertise, industry know-how, interpersonal skills or even innovation. How fascinating. There is clearly a mindset shift in motion, which leads to the question: if creativity is thrust to the forefront of vital leadership qualities, how can you fully embrace it, how can you tap into your personal reservoir of resourceful thinking?
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