As a child, when I first sat down to watch a series of Mickey Mouse shorts on Sunday night, I had no idea that the light-hearted old man who introduced that night’s selection was dead. Walt’s brother Roy was running the business.
Skimming through a discussion about what constitutes creativity in the field of instructional design, I noticed a comment a person made. They were claiming to be creative because they used all the latest trends. I cringed a bit when I read this.
If you have been pursuing studies on what corporations want in leadership, you may have noticed the term “creative” appearing more frequently. At least, until a year ago or so. The problem came with reminders that creative people can be difficult to get along with.
Over the course of our lifetime, we have seen the public trust in leaders, both political and business, decline. When George W. Bush was president he decried the lack of honesty in leadership for corporate America after the financial scandals at World Com and Enron.