“Puccio et al. (2011) defined creative leadership as “the ability to deliberately engage one’s imagination to define and guide a group toward a novel goal – a direction that is new for the group.” Similarly, Basadur (2004) stated that creative leadership means “leading people through a common process or method of finding and defining problems, solving them, and implementing the new solutions.” Given the complexity of both creativity and leadership, some researchers have begun to describe different kinds of creative leadership. Viewing it as a confluence of skills and dispositions, Sternberg and his colleagues (2004) identified several types of creative leadership using his propulsion theory, including Replication, Redefinition, Forward Incrementation, Advanced Forward Incrementation, Redirection, Reconstruction, Reinitiation, and Synthesis. Mumford et al. (2002) proposed a tripartite model – Idea Generation, Idea Structuring, and Idea Promotion – to discuss the jobs of creative leadership. In their view the nature of creative leadership, involving generating new ideas, setting guidance and output expectations, and gathering support for creative work, is complex and sometimes even contradictory.”

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