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.