Although, traditionally, planning has not been seen to be critical to the success of creative efforts, more recent studies indicate that leader planning may, in fact, prove crucial. In this chapter, the authors argue that leaders must work with expertise to craft adaptive plans that allow opportunities for creativity to emerge. They examine the skills leaders need to work with expertise in planning, stressing the importance of scanning, causal analysis, forecasting, and sensemaking. The implications of these observations for the selection and development of those asked to lead creative efforts are discussed.
|Title of host publication||Handbook of Research on Leadership and Creativity|
|Publisher||Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||23|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2017|