Creative Leadership Competencies for Excellence

Course Introduction

Ability to respond to complex challenges  creatively  has gained increasing  importance  in the work of organisations.  Relying on traditional  approaches and ways of problem solving is no longer adequate or effective anymore in the current socio-economic climates. Solving today’s complex problems and moving ahead of competitions require creative leadership.  Today’s leaders need to develop a new set of competencies.


In facing and resolving complex challenges, two sets of competencies are necessary:

1) Rational set: consists of planning, analysing, and decision making skills.

2) Analytical set: consists of creative leadership competencies.

Creative  leadership  is  about building knowledge,  products and institutions. The   rational-analytical    leadership approach leads ultimately to  the  ability to  adapt, explore, build, create and innovate.

  • Managers and leaders in organisations
  • Team members of task force committees
  • Project management personnel
  • Heads of departments
  • Be aware of the complex challenges in the environment that their organisations are competing in
  • Differentiate between the two sets of competencies necessary in leading their organisations facing current challenges
  • Grasp the concept of creative leadership and its competencies
  • List the phases in the creavite leadership process
  • Diagnose and grasp current challenges  facing their function, position, and organisations they lead
  • Apply the steps of the creative leading process
  • Master the traits of creative people
  • Acquire the skills of leading creatively
  • Interactive conceptual inputs
  • Group acvitites
  • Case study
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Questionnaires and evaluations
  • Introduction & ice-breaking
  • Review of leadership concepts
  • Creative vs. critical thinking
  • Traits of creative people
  • Current organisational challenges
  • CL Competencies Overview
  • CL 1: Focus and attention to details
  • CL 2: Personalisation
  • Review Day 1
  • CL 3: Imagination and creativity
  • CL 4: Critical thinking
  • CL 5: Collaborative inquiry
  • CL 6: Crafting
  • CL cycle
  • Conclusions