The role of leadership in developing the innovative manager

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Arran Caza, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Innovative managers, those who foster creativity in their teams, are increasingly important as organisations are required to do more with less (Hamel, 2012) as work grows increasingly complex, unpredictable and knowledge-based (Joo et al., 2013). To prosper in this dynamic environment, organisations must adapt and innovate (Agars et al., 2008), and they depend on the creativity of their employees to do so (George, 2007). This need for creativity makes the innovative manager indispensable for many organisations, and therefore a key leadership priority.

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A. Wilkinson, K. Townsend, & G. Suder (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Managing Managers (pp. 87–103). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.
Language: English
Date: 2015
leadership, managers, innovation, creativity

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