Wholesome leader is someone who has a vision that works for all. A leader who knows how to balance between polarities, which means it is crucial to strike a balance between focusing on your business profits and targets (e.g. task – oriented) and being a humanistic leader – one who is compassionate, ethical and creatively adds value to the stakeholders.
Research undertaken by Pragati Leadership has established creativity as one of the most important parameters of wholesome leadership quotient. The wholesome leadership instrument helps you assess WLQ parameters.
It is thinking of novel and productive ways to do things. It is related to doing things differently, doing things better (pg. 281, Kirton) engaging the creative inputs of the workforce as a whole in the continuous process of improvement and lateral thinking with brainstorming, mapping and visualization (De Bono, 1984)
One of the characteristics of wholesome leadership is looking beyond limiting self-beliefs and cracking barriers of routine, comfortable thoughts, which is a function of creative ability
Wholesome leadership operates from the paradigm of possibility thinking and thinking out of box. Weaving variety of business resources is a key imperative for business results and requires strong creativity muscle.
Ever changing dynamic business situation and involvement of variety of stake holders pose tough challenges to business leadership and expects speedy effective response. Creativity with possibility thinking helps leaders facilitate that response.
Creative muscle of an organization facilitates connecting variety of business resources for better business results and satisfying all direct & indirect stakeholders.
How one does built creative muscle of an organisation?
- Commitment to discover new, data which may not conform to the present paradigm is one of the skills which build creative muscle.
- Leadership Transition from Individual limited wisdom to diverse collective wisdom helps organization to be more creative and quickly align with changing business situation for better business results
- Creating opportunities to reflect, share, experiment collectively by design helps build culture, to nurture creative acumen.