Book Creative leadership : skills that drive change / Gerard J. Puccio, Mary C. Murdock, Marie Mance.
Associated Name: Murdock, Mary.
Associated Name: Mance, Marie.
Publication year: [c2007]
Call Number HD57.7 .P71 2007
Media class: Book
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1412913799 1412913802
Extent: xvii, 308 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Creative Leadership : Skills That Drive Change demonstrates how creative thinking is an essential element of leadership, especially when bringing about change. In this engaging book, authors Gerard J. Puccio, Mary C. Murdock, and Marie Mance provide a unique combination of conceptual arguments, practical principles, and proven tools to enhance future leaders' effectiveness in creating and managing change. Key Features : Intimately connects leadership and creativity : Leadership is now characterized as the catalyst for change, while creative thinking is the process that leads to change. This is the first book to make an explicit and elaborate conceptual link between creativity and leadership. Utilizes the Creative Problem Solving process : This book explores the more than 50 years of Creative Problem Solving (CPS) research and application. While other books focus on creative thinking and CPS, this is the first to offer a philosophical position that is then followed up with specific principles and procedures that leaders can employ to deliberately enhance their effectiveness in creating and managing change. Promotes "deliberate creativity" : The authors are all faculty at the International Center for Studies in Creativity, Buffalo State -- State University of New York, internationally renowned as a leading authority on the topic of Creative Problem Solving. Their rich experience encourages students to take a proactive approach toward the production of novel and useful ideas that address a predicament or opportunity. Intended Audience : This is an excellent supplemental text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Leadership, Creativity Management, and Change Management in the departments of Business and Management. It is also a valuable resource for anyone interested in improving their leadership skills using a creative approach.
Change, leadership, and creativity : the powerful connection -- Creative problem solving : background and introduction to the thinking skills model -- Identifying complex thinking skills associated with the creative problem solving model -- Transforming your thinking : principles for divergence and convergence -- Assessing the situation : tools for diagnostic thinking -- Exploring the vision : tools for visionary thinking -- Formulating challenges : tools for strategic thinking -- Exploring ideas : tools for ideational thinking -- Formulating solutions : tools for evaluative thinking -- Exploring acceptance : tools for contextual thinking -- Formulating a plan : tools for tactical thinking -- Psychological diversity : leading people with different creativity styles -- Building a climate for creativity : how leadership sets the tone -- Conclusion.