Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creative Leadership

  • Andrei G. AleinikovEmail author
  • David A. Smarsh
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_8



Creative leadership is the process of accelerated advancing organization.

Introduction: New Type of Leadership

Creative leadership, as a type of leadership, is rarely understood properly, but it is so fundamental that its ultimate form can be called ideal leadership or absolute leadership.

In traditional terms, “good” leadership (and good leadership is always creative leadership) means having the “right ideas” and “doing the right thing” which includes having the “right behavior,” knowing when and how to ask the “right questions,” then taking the “right action,” and producing the “right results.” A good leader communicates, that is, creates and sends positive messages (nonverbal and verbal) that clearly depict the vision (new organization of the future world) and inspire people to do their best to achieve the vision. A good leader can use these processes in multiple situations to lead people or organizations...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Academy of GeniusMontereyUSA