Maintain your old Siemens Hipath system

5 Awesome Actions of Highly Creative Leaders!

How many times have you wondered why you are unable to "think-out-of-the-box" more often?

We are all products of our environment and our backgrounds usually prevent us from viewing situations with the unique eyes of our personal experience.

However, the leaders who think "out-of-the-proverbial-box" do so by incorporating what I like to see as a, Strategically Wise Synergistic Process of Creation.

These creative thinkers apply their own kinds of action-oriented logic to problems to help them find new wisdom, discover opportunities or see the facts in different ways.

In a word, truly creative types act differently, in ways that we'll call "Logical Action-Steps".

Logical Action-Step One: Achieve Understanding not Mere Reasoning

You want to find the basic or underlying meanings of the problems facing your group.

You could reason-out what is happening, by using your linear thinking skills to negotiate, analyze or plan your response.

For instance, you could notice that it is more chilly, by 15 degrees, this evening than it was yesterday at this same time which is certainly a reasonable observation.

Your could use your reasoning prowess to remember the cooling trend of last month's temperatures and conclude that it was windier and the skies much clearer [of clouds] for most of last night and today - therefore you would assume that it was those factors which contributed to a colder night tonight than it was last night.

Creative thinkers would aggressively investigate the weather by:

- intensely searching for answers,

- through disillusioning or transforming their pre-conceptions,

- looking within, around and beneath the conditions,

- recognizing and deeply understanding their core assumptions about the weather

Logical Action-Step Two: Seek The Strategist's Viewpoint

If you're like most knowledge-workers, you probably have a fairly extensive network of friends, colleagues, and associates. Your social network has been built over time through your individual experiences, efforts and encounters.

Strategists release the latent energies of their social networks through collaborative inquiries into finding new solutions, handling challenges and exploiting opportunities for transformation.

Thus by being the strategist you actively look for ways to create, leverage and extend synergy throughout your group.

You would want to set-up an environment or atmosphere of synergism where your team interacts and has processes or policies which encourage interactions in such a way so that the total impact of the group's efforts adds up to be more than the mere sum of their individual contributions.

Logical Action-Step Three: Engage in First-Person Research

Creative leaders make it a point to evaluate the progress of their own personal development - such as, the stages of growth and the legitimacy of each stage, they also assess their behavior and preferences.

Do you regularly or completely write down or record your thoughts, feelings and ideas? How much effort do you devote to keeping a journal, a diary or notes on your inner self?

Are you the type of person who looks for and analyzes the contradictory desires inside yourself or do you tend to notice a distinction between your desires and intentions?

What do you use to practice consciousness development or strengthening activities? In what ways do you structure your time to engage in meditation, martial arts, crafts or improvisational theater kinds of activities?

Logical Action-Step Four: Empower Their Shifts To Change

You can add power to your group through practicing techniques which enable people to discover the ideas, approaches and solutions hidden within them.

Effective leaders transform interpersonal activities into creative exercises. They orient their followers to focus on reflecting, learning, thinking, questioning, resolving, creating, discussing, debriefing, playing and interacting.

You would involve and join your stakeholders - partners, associates, peers, suppliers, constituents and others who might a part or vested interest in your venture - to build a shared vision with as broad a group of your stakeholders as possible.

Logical Action-Step Five: Capitalize on Wise Synergism

Perhaps you have heard of the principle of master-mind - it's where two or more people harmonize their thinking around a specific project or problem for the express purpose of forming a mind that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Great inventors and leaders like Thomas Edison, George Washington, Alfred Nobel and many others used their master-mind groups to generate fantastic innovations, policies and achievements for all humankind.

You can leverage the collaborative activities of your team through the strategist's approach to leadership. You can expand the time horizon of your strategies to encompass a range from 3 to 21 years.

The benefits that strategic leaders provide is that their groups enjoy opportunities to:

- Share their reflections on your mission and vision

- Openly disclosure, support and confront any differences between the organization's and their personal values

- Conduct corporate and personal performance appraisals

- Creatively resolve paradoxes or contradictions in productivity versus inquiry, autonomy versus control, and quality versus quantity

- Interactively develop self-amending and self-correcting structures


You can multiply your creativity and creative leadership skills just by applying these strategies to all of your problems, situations and decisions.

Experts in psychology, management and organizational sciences call these strategies, "action-logic" - their studies reveal that professionals generally fall into one of three different behavioral categories:

1) Reactive - 5%

2) Preventive - 85%

3) Creative - 10%

This article has described the "creative" forms of action-logic - by using these strategies people will be moved to call you an "individualist", a "strategist" or a "magician"!

"I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a "transformer" in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader." Stephen R. Covey

Are you ready to leverage, empower and energize your creative leadership? Are you willing to be that catalyst, agent of change or provocateur who inspires others to contribute to the growth of your organization?

Ensure the success of your "Strategically Wise Synergistic Process of Creation" with these 5 "Logical Action Steps" - your teammates and organization will be so glad you did.

Mustard Seed Investments Inc. Copyright © 2004, All rights reserved

To Your Continued Prosperity,
Bill Thomas - Editor


http://www.leadership-to All-the-Tools-You-Need-to-Lead-and-Succeed! Mustard Seed Investments, Inc. 140 West 29th Street, #161 Pueblo, Colorado, 81008 USA

Bill Thomas produces "The Leadership Toolkit" - a web based training program that improves your leadership skills, energizes creativity and transforms you into a persuasive, empowering leader. Inspire Confidence, Be Creative, Enhance Your Leadership Influence - Get "All the Tools You Need To Lead!"

In The News:

Saudi Arabia 'wants to avoid war with Iran at all costs'
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:12:00 +0100
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has told Sky News his country wants to avoid war with Iran at all costs.

'A very big mistake': Trump warns Iran as US drone shot down
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 04:37:00 +0100
Donald Trump has warned that Iran has made a "very big mistake" after its military shot down a US surveillance drone.

Ex-Interpol boss has admitted taking £1.6m in bribes, China claims
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:42:00 +0100
A former head of Interpol who disappeared after travelling from France to China has admitted taking $2m (£1.6m) in bribes, according to a Chinese court.

French DJ and producer dies after falling from Paris window
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 15:18:00 +0100
French producer and DJ Philippe "Zdar" Cerboneschi has died after accidentally falling from a building in Paris, his agent has said.

'We do what we want when we want': The island bidding to abandon time
Thu, 20 Jun 2019 18:04:00 +0100
People living on a small island in Norway are campaigning to abolish the concept of time.

Erfahrungen mit Pallhuber Wein
Agen Bola SBOBET Terpercaya

Travel in comfort and at your leisure with CT Airlink Limousine & Car Service for top quality private transportation and exceptional customer service. We operate Sedans, SUVs & Vans for CT Car Services to covering all Connecticut airports including Car Service from CT to Newark Airport , Mohegan Casino Uncasville CT, Foxwoods Casino Mashantucket CT, Manhattan Cruise Terminal NYC, Brooklyn Cruise Terminal NYC and Bayonne Cruise Terminal NJ. CT Airlink hire licensed and friendly chauffeurs who have in-depth knowledge of the Areas.

Why Would Anyone Hold a Bad Meeting?

Pssst, want a stock tip that will make you rich?... Read More

A Tricky Supervision Challenge

Many managers believe that treating their team members as responsible... Read More

Influencing the Organisation

There is a saying about management that suggests some managers... Read More

The High Cost of Employee Turnover Among Project Managers

Imagine for a moment this scenario from a frustrated Senior... Read More

7 Essential Elements To Every Organizational Change

[This article is based on excerpts from the special report... Read More

Managing Client Relationships

Managing Client Relationships: Even the best run organizations occasionally run... Read More

Business Innovation ? the Value of Structure

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation... Read More

What You Should Know if People Dont Buy From You and People Dont Visit Your Web Site

It is essential to understand what work and what do... Read More

Smart Choices: How to Hire the Best

Your organization's continued growth and success depend on making smart... Read More

The Compliance Officers Killer Application

It used to be that only the largest multi-nationals needed... Read More

Don?t Get Down ? Manage Up!

"Experience is not what happens to a man; it is... Read More

Innovation Management ? Measuring Failure!

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation... Read More

The Ins and Outs of Internal and External Relations

INTERNAL PUBLIC RELATIONS: Never overlook an opportunity to do internal... Read More

6 Simple Steps to Dealing with Difficult Managers

The challenge of managing difficult managers can be rather daunting,... Read More

Travel the World - for Free!

I have been very fortunate to travel to several countries... Read More

Six Reasons to K.I.S.S.

Six Reasons to K.I.S.S. "Very often, people confuse simple with... Read More

Stomp Out Leeches In Your Company

Recently, I felt appalled to see a political candidate running... Read More

Encouraging Behavior That Gets Results

You're the boss, and you have every reason to feel... Read More

What Every Manager Should Know About How to Maximize the Two People Inside

Every one of us, in reality, has two people inside:... Read More

Business & Family Safety and Health Rating

For good reason, practically every endeavor in life is rated.... Read More

Managing People - Why Is It So Difficult?

Managing, supervising, being a team leader is the hardest job... Read More

Negative Self-talk is Too Expensive

I'm always fascinated by the people who lift huge weights,... Read More

The Challenges of Human Resource Management

IntroductionThe role of the Human Resource Manager is evolving with... Read More

What is the Most Difficult Part of an Improvement Program?

Answer: Starting one.Most of us realize that there is probably... Read More

Creativity and Innovation Management: Incubation and Insight

Creativity can be defined as problem identification and idea generation... Read More