As I take a few days off from writing, and visit an artist friend in Cornwall, it seems appropriate to share this picture.
Art and creativity are not normally thought of as natural bedfellows with leadership. But isn’t leadership about finding creative solutions to problems? Isn’t entrepreneurship about finding innovative ways to seize or create new opportunities? And in a time of change and churning, aren’t creativity and innovation likely to become even more important?
In which case, doesn’t it make sense to explicitly practice creativity/art, and exercise our creative ‘muscle’, just as much as we might spend time keeping up with new technologies, or market trends, or new approaches to finance?