Updated: Jan 23
The Seven C’s of Creative Leadership
By Tony Vengrove
Welcome to Episode 2 of The Seven C’s of Creative Leadership! In this conversation we dive into the first C: Communication. Why is communication the first C? Because creative and innovative initiatives require both a vision to inspire and constraints to ensure people’s effort is directed into specific areas.
Perry Baldwin, COO of The Family Room, joins us to share his perspective about communication and creative leadership. Highlight’s from Perry’s interview include:
Why it’s essential to articulate a vision or a WIG (wildly important goal) for your business.
Why communicating through objectives not only helps initiative work, but is critical to judging ideas.
The importance of accountability and why it shouldn’t be feared.
The most important communication tool: listening.
Recognizing that creativity isn’t analytical; you have to accept that you can’t manage creativity, only influence it.
Effective communication is the bedrock of Creative Leadership! Creative leaders understand the power of communication when it comes to inspiring creative thinking in their organization and will do whatever it takes to ensure everyone is aligned with the vision.
Be sure to join us next Monday for Episode Three: Curiosity. We’ll welcome branding and strategy guru, Steve Kazanjian to the show. Steve will share his wisdom on how to stimulate curiosity in your organization. You won’t want to miss this important conversation, which is critical to both leading innovation and driving employee engagement.
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