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5.0 out of 5 stars Books Shows How Creativity Powers Change
The authors put up a strong case of the leadership-creativity connection. Using research by other scholars, the authors highlight problem solving as an important skill set of a leader. The book takes the reader through the creative problem solving process that Buffalo is renowned for and the techniques to facilitate divergent and convergent thinking.

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2.0 out of 5 stars grad student
Very repetitive. Would never have finished if reading was not required. The whole book could have taken up 6 pages if condensed. Not terribly illuminating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Books Shows How Creativity Powers Change, February 15, 2007
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The authors put up a strong case of the leadership-creativity connection. Using research by other scholars, the authors highlight problem solving as an important skill set of a leader. The book takes the reader through the creative problem solving process that Buffalo is renowned for and the techniques to facilitate divergent and convergent thinking.

The book is easy to read with practical examples to aid learning. The coverage is comprehensive including sections on creative styles and climate. There is theorectical basis which helps the reader to understand and build confidence.

This book guides me on how to get out of the rut and inspires me that things can be different. A great resource book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Current Thinking About Thinking, December 12, 2010
As a student of creative process, I've made it a point to read nearly every book that comes out on the subject. Creative Leadership: Skills That Drive Change is a seminal book on the topic, a must read if you want to be aware of the latest thinking about creative thinking.

Gerard Puccio, Mary Mance, and the late Mary Murdock, have written a book that forwards the field, and adds new thinking to how people think. Importantly, this is not just a book about creative thinking, but a book about how that topic connects with the all important skills of leadership and change. This is a scholarly book, and yet, it is highly readable, with good examples and case studies. I've read this book several times because there is no better guide, no better text, for understanding how structured creative thinking can help solve complex challenges.

For those who care, this book modifies, extends, and adapts the 55 year old Osborn-Parnes model of creative problem solving. The new model improves on the old one by recognizing that it is not always necessary to walk through every step in a structured model. It adds a diagnostic step that is missing in the original Osborn-Parnes, and it includes in the idea development phase, the idea refinement step. These subtle shifts from the original process are helpful in adapting the process to real world challenges. Puccio has also developed the FourSight Online Assessment which works hand in glove with the adapted creative problem solving model, see: [...]

Jack's Notebook: A business novel about creative problem solving -- for another perspective on structured creative problem solving in the form of a business novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading for business innovation leadership, May 5, 2009
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Best practices is now telling us that innovation (creativity) in business is the next challenge that even the best businesses must take on. Reports on the successes and failures of businesses using Six Sigma, Lean, TQM and other change models reveal that no business, no matter how efficient, can succeed in the long term without innovation.

Most people do not understand creativity much less have the skills necessary to lead innovation. "Creative Leadership" contains the information that managers need to have in their personal tool kits to become innovation leaders.

Creativity can be taught, innovation can be lead and, in my opinion, you can be on that leading edge when you read "Creative Leadership."

The authors know the creative discipline as they are members of the faculty of The State University College at Buffalo which is the only college in the world that grants a Master of Science degree in creativity. This knowledge is shared generously in "Creative Leadership."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Leadership with hope, November 25, 2013
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Fantastic. A profound, serious and inspiring book for those interested in understanding the roots and implications of leadership in organizations and society.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Required Textbook, June 30, 2013
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Does the job for the class. For that I am eternally thankful. Good luck to any in a similar course.one
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really informative book, August 10, 2008
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This was a very informative book. It was very descriptive, and you could relate this to a lot of things going on in your life.
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2.0 out of 5 stars grad student, June 20, 2014
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Very repetitive. Would never have finished if reading was not required. The whole book could have taken up 6 pages if condensed. Not terribly illuminating.
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Creative Leadership: Skills That Drive Change by Gerard J. Puccio (Paperback - December 9, 2010)
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