Finally, they decide what their role will be as the leader in the team’s discussions and debates before the decision is made.
By deciding how to decide, leaders cultivate an environment in which their teams achieve success, because they put each team member in a position to succeed. Most importantly, by encouraging candid, but respectful, exchange of ideas and information, they enhance the probability that they will make the right decision, and protect themselves from decision-making traps. Dr.Roberto concluded his talk by pointing out that effective leaders need to be creative thinkers too, especially at a time when many organizations stifle creativity and out-of-the-box ideas. Learning how to effectively implement creative new ideas within different organizational settings has become an increasingly important area of focus in business and leadership development.
Following the conference, each participant received a copy of Dr. Roberto’s new book, Unlocking Creativity, which explores creativity in organizations, plus a reading list to serve as a starting point for further learning on aspects of effective leadership.