November 21, 2011
Creativity Rated #1 Leadership Quality in Global IBM Poll

Creativity is now considered the most important leadership quality for success in business, outweighing even integrity and global thinking, according to a much-referenced recent study by IBM.

The study is the largest known sample of one-on-one CEO interviews, with over 1,500 corporate heads and public sector leaders across 60 nations and 33 industries polled on what drives them in managing their companies in today's world.

What is YOUR organization doing to help it's senior leaders unleash their creativity?

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Posted by Mitch Ditkoff at November 21, 2011 10:48 AM

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At Kaufman, Rossin & Co., we're doing what some might say is impossible - helping accountants tap into their creativity!

With our partners we held a Blue Ocean Strategy workshop that resulted in more than a dozen innovative ideas.

But even more rewarding has been our 2010 Innovation Challenge, a summer-long team competition for future leaders to develop impactful, innovative new ideas for our business. 17 teams competed and presented business cases to management, and 7 have proceeded to the final stage - developing full business plans for approval. They are learning creativity, teamwork, leadership!

Posted by: Janet Kyle Altman [TypeKey Profile Page] at July 19, 2010 08:27 AM

Ah, creativity! That's why we named our company "Creative Energy Options". It is when we can get past the blocks of old, outmoded thinking and feeling that next level creativity shines. We help our colleagues at our own company and those we work with open up the logjams of behavior patterns often handed from generation to generation that keep us stuck in the past with those wasteful sayings like "better safe than sorry" or "it is has ALWAYS been the way so it must be right".
Sylvia Lafair author "Don't Bring It to Work"

Posted by: Sylvia Lafair [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 21, 2011 01:59 PM

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