Sixteen quick thoughts on being a creative and innovative leader

How often have you said or heard others say “I’m not creative”? Here are 16 quick thoughts on how you can look at this in a different way to encourage creativity and innovation.

First it might be useful to consider the difference between innovation and creativity. We think this quote from Theodore Levitt sums it up:

“Creativity is thinking up new things. Innovation is doing new things.”

These 16 thoughts are not intended to cover everything on the subject, they’re just to get you thinking about it. They apply equally for self-leadership or leading others. Leaders stretch their own imagination and the imagination of those around them to discover new ways of doing things.

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