Leader planning skills and creative performance: Integration of past, present, and future

Michael D. Mumford, Logan M. Steele, Tyler J. Mulhearn, Tristan McIntosh, Logan L. Watts

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Leadership and Creativity
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
Pages17-39
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9781784715465
ISBN (Print)9781784715458
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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    Mumford, M. D., Steele, L. M., Mulhearn, T. J., McIntosh, T., & Watts, L. L. (2017). Leader planning skills and creative performance: Integration of past, present, and future. In Handbook of Research on Leadership and Creativity (pp. 17-39). Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781784715465.00009