How do you identify Creative Leaders?
Creative Leaders are people who have worked through their creative blocks, taken ownership of their unique creative expression, and begun walking in power to change the world. They are people who cultivate communities of thriving creatives. Creative Leaders actively and intentionally invest in the lives of people around them.
Creative Leaders are people who have climbed a mountain of success and then turn to reach out and help others navigate that same trail more quickly and effectively than they did.
Creative Leaders are marked by a distinct set of characteristics. We dive much more in depth into these in our podcast episodes on Creative Leadership but here are a few:
Creative Leaders Are Generous
Creative Leaders do not have any form of poverty mindset. They know that the more they give away, the more they have space to receive, which in turn gives them more to share.
Creative Leaders are Legacy-Minded
Creative Leaders consider more than just themselves and their immediate circle. They think in terms of generational impact and leaving a legacy for their children's children's children. They look to the past to glean wisdom and insight from people who walked the path before and they honor heroes and leaders from past generations.
Creative Leaders are also not afraid to raise up young leaders and train them how to be excellent leaders as they walk out their creative journeys.
Creative Leaders are inquisitive.
Creative Leaders are always learning and growing. Always trying new things. They are not afraid to be beginners and cycle back through their journey of Discovery, Fun & Games, Ownership, and Rising to the Occasion throughout their life. As they explore new creative expressions, Creative Leaders demonstrate lifestyles of curiosity and exploration to their communities.
Creative Leaders intentionally cultivate diverse communities, rich in a variety of ages, cultures, styles, and ideas. They do not look for echo chambers or even unified agreement on every issue. While standing strong in their own personal convictions and opinions, Creative Leaders are always open to learn from the people around them how to grow and think with new perspectives.
"Creative Leaders intentionally cultivate diverse communities, rich in a variety of ages, cultures, styles, and ideas." @brightideascollective #creativeleadership #brightideas
How to Become a Creative Leader
Creative Leadership is formed by going through the process and doing the hard work along the way. Creative Leaders do not shy away from areas where they need to grow, instead they press forward, going through every stage of their journey with intention, and championing the people around them along the way.
If you want to learn more about the other values of Creative Leaders and how to become a Creative Leader yourself, check out our eBook:
10 Tips for 10 Days
I participated in a LinkedIn challenge called 10 Tips for 10 Days and recorded ten quick videos on a variety of topics, including Creative Leadership.
Stay curious! Creative Leaders always find something new to learn or a way to grow and develop themselves and their creative expression. @brightideascollective #brightideas #creativeleadership