There is a growing recognition that creativity 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,” in May 2010, noted: “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.”
In its How to Lead a Creative Life series, Fast Company shares the thought-provoking, inspiring stories of bold business leaders like Maryam Banikarim, SVP and CMO, Gannet, who are defying conventional wisdom in order to realize their creative visions. You can access the recent article entitled “The Disruptors” here.
With creativity now 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? It’s all at your fingertips in Gabor’s book Slingshot: Re-Imagine Your Business, Re-Imagine Your Life.
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