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Management & Leadership Courses

Leading Creatively




Introduction:

This seminar is designed to provide leaders and professionals with a set of transformational tools and techniques to help them maximize their own and their team’s creative potential. Its starting-point is self-discovery: participants will work on the inside first and then focus outwards to impact on the world of business.

The focus of the seminar will be on thinking in different ways. Participants should be prepared to move out of their comfort zone and experiment with new ways of creating and communicating an inspiring leadership vision.

Targeted Groups:

  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Team leaders

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Set out their leadership brand
  • Select appropriate techniques for self-discovery
  • Demonstrate innovative methods for harnessing others’ creative potential
  • Articulate a vision using multiple sensory representations
  • Communicate their vision in refreshing and engaging ways
  • Explore the outer limits of group creativity
  • Identify opportunities for new kinds of thinking
  • Create and communicate a compelling vision
  • Harness the creative power of the team
  • Facilitate others’ creativity in innovative ways
  • Link creativity and innovation to organizational performance

Targeted Competencies:

  • Leadership skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity & Innovation

Course Content:

Unit 1: Creative Problem-Solving:

  • Leadership Reality Assessment
  • Leadership Vs Management
  • Understanding Our Brain Function
  • Myths of Creativity
  • The limitations of the rational
  • Divergent approaches to problem-solving
  • Letting go of logic
  • Analogous thinking modes
  • Convergent and divergent modes

Unit 2: Overcoming Personal Blockers to Creativity:

  • Sigmoid Curve - Lifecycle Model
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Breakthrough step change
  • Self-awareness and the nature of the ego
  • Personal goal alignment
  • Adaption and innovation: personal preferences for creating meaning
  • Exploring attitudes to risk
  • Left- and right-brain thinking

Unit 3: Developing the Vision Creatively:

  • Six thinking hats
  • Using differing thinking styles
  • JoHari window
  • The business plan process & creating a vision
  • Harnessing the power of the team
  • Organizational culture and its influence on innovation
  • Letting go of the ego
  • Working with different creative preferences

Unit 4: Communicating the Vision Creatively:

  • The 7 Steps Creative Process
  • Models of communication
  • Viral visioning
  • Authenticity and trust
  • Creativity tools, techniques & strategy
  • Letting go of the vision
  • Leading without directing
  • Possible leadership beliefs

Unit 5: From Ideas to Action: Creativity and Change:

  • Motivation - Hierarchy of Needs
  • Overcoming organizational barriers to creativity and change
  • Nurturing a learning environment
  • Is Money a motivator?
  • Personality Profiling
  • Building a creative consensus
  • Engaging stakeholders creatively
  • Influencing and motivating through change