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"No one in any managerial position can ignore this wonderful book, which teaches in a most practical-and interesting-way how to lead and manage effectively. Using real-life examples, the authors painstakingly detail a step-by-step methodology which will literally transform your thinking and take you into the exciting world of creative leadership!"
--Kirpal Singh, professor and director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Studies, Singapore Management University.
"The creative process has been captured at last, and what a ride. True to the best of learning theory, elegantly simple. A must-read for leaders with the courage to walk on the edge."
--Bernice McCarthy, president, About Learning, Inc.
"Horth and Palus understand the critical role leaders play in creating an environment for productive social engagement in turbulent times. Their practical advice is a must-read for leaders at all levels."
--Kevin E. Kirby, vice president for administration (health sciences), Columbia University, and former executive officer, National Institutes of Health
"The manager just tapped to become a senior leader may have an abstract fear of the new, and a new fear of the abstract-giving rise to questions that begin with 'How do I?' This book maps new avenues to thoughtful and meaningful answers to some of the more befuddling of these questions."
--Hunton Tiffany, chairman, The Fauquier Bank, Warrenton, Virginia.
"The consciousness of leadership and its effects on any organization is more important than ever in our world of increasing speed, complexity, and unpredictability. This book is a valuable contribution to help apply efficient leadership in today's world."
--Ingar Skaug, president and CEO, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Lines AS, Norway
"This well-written book moves beyond creativity theory and provides the reader with enabling tools that will greatly assist in developing creative individuals and environments. Through a series of engaging techniques the authors have given us new ways of stimulating the creative impulse that is resident in all of us. Highly recommended."
--Maurice Terry, president and CEO, Guelph Food Technology Center, Guelph, Canada
"The authors' collaboration has produced a 'work of art,' a useful, simple look at six key competencies everyone should explore and apply."
--Michael A. Cafasso, president and CEO, Pueblo Bank and Trust, Pueblo, Colorado
"At last, a full-spectrum palette for all sorts of creative leaders. This book feels like one of those beautiful Italian artist's sets I sometimes see--full of high-quality paints, brushes, and delightful surprises, practically guaranteed to produce living rainbows."
--David Barry, professorial chair of organizational creativity, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
I've used the Center for Creative Leadership to provide leadership training, executive coaching, and career development programs for myself, for senior managers on my team and for... Read morePublished on September 14, 2011 by Marv Russell
one of the best leadership books i have ever read. Palus and Horth really nail it. It is an academic read so put your cap and gown on but when you finish it you will be glad you... Read morePublished on April 17, 2011 by Alan D. Creedy
I found this book a refreshing break from current best sellers that emphasize and glorify the characteristics of individual leaders--I read it cover to cover, word for word. Read morePublished on December 23, 2002 by Valerie Sessa