"Transform creative, unorthodox methods into constructiive action'
This working paper addresses the challenge that lies in transforming creative but unorthodox methods into constructive organisational action. Creative people are often considered to be troublemakers, but in fact they can be a source of innovative products or processes for their organization. The paper begins with a discussion of what creativity really is, looking at both the populist notion and the idea of genius. Subsequently, some of the early development elements that contribute to an individual creativity are explored. Creativity takes one of two possible forms as a result of these developmental experiences: constructive or reactive. Examples of well-known artists, writers and composers are given to illustrate these forms of creativity. Concrete suggestions are given for managing creative people in the context of organisational, cultural and leadership variables.
INSEAD Working Paper, 1994Read more
"Differences between Russian and Western leadership practices"
In this article, a dialogue between East and West seeks to highlight and pinpoint some of the similarities and differences between leadership practices in Russia and Western countries.
Published on 17 Nov, 2004
"Leadership in hybrid firms in India"
This study identifies some of the ways in which the top leadership of hybrid Indian business organisations differs from that of Western business organisations.
Published on 17 Nov, 2002
This paper discusses the internal and external pressures that may trigger organisational changes and explores the four stages of the organisational change process.
Published on 6 Feb, 2009
"Russian national character, leadership & practices"
This article explores the Russian national character, leadership style, and its organisational practices.
Published on 2 Apr, 2000
"Why do women still fail to secure top positions in the workplace?"
This paper deals with the issue of whether the kinds of organisational structures and practices that attract women might also benefit men, and ask whether the male-oriented default position of organisational design has had its day.
Published on 3 Nov, 2010
"What do executives want out of life?"
This article is based on the responses of 160 senior executives to questions of what success means to them.
Published on 9 Jan, 2009
"What are the challenges of European leaders?"
This article explores the challenges of European leaders.
Published on 17 Mar, 2006
"Sexual dynamics in the boardroom"
This working paper explores how people today are very much governed by the same sexual desires that drove our primitive ancestors.
Published on 13 May, 2015
"Identifying and dealing with SOBs"
This working paper explores ways of identifying and dealing with SOBs—Seductive Operational Bully—from an organisational and individual perspective, and recommends a clinical orientation to organisational diagnosis and intervention.
Published on 1 Jul, 2012
"Culture and character of Russian leadership"
This article highlights a number of salient aspects of the culture and character of Russia (now the Russian Federation) in order to facilitate an informed understanding of the way Russians deal with organisations and approach leadership style.
Published on 1 May, 2001