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Title: Creativity and cognitive skills of leadership : the catalytic role of creativity in the development of cognitive skills of leadership
Authors: Wysmyk, Zoltán K. (2009)
Keywords: Leadership
Creative ability
Perception
Performance
Issue Date: 2009
Citation: Wysmyk, Z. K. (2009). Creativity and cognitive skills of leadership : the catalytic role of creativity in the development of cognitive skills of leadership (Master’s dissertation).
Abstract: The aim of this dissertation is to examine theories, as well as the results of empirical research in order to find evidence for the intuition that while cognitive skills and creativity are essential for every individual, in the context of the power-structure of an organizational environment, their prevalence in leadership is not always so obvious. Creativity is seen to have been catalytic: to the development of science, however, the more the 'scientific' definition of 'objective reality' prevails, the more it imposes constriction on creativity. Thus, changing the perception of reality can broaden the boundaries of rationality and the territory of thought on which creativity can thrive. Creativity is related to the highest level of the hierarchy of our needs, and self-actualizing people are considered to be creative. Beyond this static view, it is shown what forces are at play behind group dynamics, and how they relate to creativity. The problem of alienation, and its relation to creativity is also presented from a social theory point of view. As much as early organizational theories aimed to regulate management by 'scientific methods', the trend towards 'subjectivity' substituted the paradigm of the 'rational organization' as well. The development of organizational theories has lead to increased 'self-awareness' of the role of leaders in the enhancement of the 'creative environment'. By understanding the intrinsic forces of motivation and the role of empowerment, the resulting free expression of the self seems to solve the age-old problem of the working man, alienation for 'leaders' and 'followers' as well.
Description: M.CREATIVITY&INNOVATION
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/77061
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