Leading the Creative Mind

By Anthony Rhine.

Published by Organization Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing

Format Price
Book: Print $US40.00
Book: Electronic $US15.00

Bringing together creative people to develop fresh, new, innovative ideas and to propel a business forward is challenging work. It isn’t enough to simply follow policy and procedure, or to gently nudge creative people toward success. It takes strength, courage, and insight into how creative people work, live, and respond.

Creative Leadership expert Anthony Lake unravels the mystery of the creative employee by using simple yet elegant cases in business and the arts to frame this practical guide for Leading the Creative Mind. Born from his executive work with arts organizations, his consulting, and his leadership research, Lake creates a series of exercises designed to strengthen skills for leading creative individuals. The focus is on four key pillars for success:

  1. Reflecting and Engaging Sensitively with Creative People
  2. Designing Effective Creativity Teams
  3. Developing and Addressing Real Challenges
  4. Fixing Ailing Work Groups

This is a guide for keeping inspired, balancing innovation with effective communication, and collaborating from a position of leadership.

Keywords: Management, Leadership, Creative

Book: Print (Paperback). Book: Electronic (PDF File; 860.002KB). Published by Organization Studies, a book imprint by Common Ground Publishing.

Dr. Anthony Rhine

Asst. Professor, Dept. of Theatre, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Anthony Lake has over two decades of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, focused specifically on the arts, including as Executive Director of a Tony Award© nominated theater. As a scholar, his recent research on the leadership of creative people and how to teach it has been published in numerous international journals.


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