In our training, we learn the principles of design and these become so many lenses through which we observe elements around us.
There shouldn’t really be a distinction between a “creative leader” and any other kind of leader. But there is, if only because creative leaders have a leg up on the creative process. They understand how nothing begets something.
Creative leaders manage a very special process, but they do it through others. How daunting this can be! The creative process is hard enough when one has only one’s self to manage. The prospect of coordinating it through others, multiplying the problem across a group of individuals, might well strike terror in the heart of a new creative leader.