HCBE Faculty Presentations


Leader Creativity Profile: Assessing Sagacity

Event Location / Date(s)

Atlanta, GA / October 25 - 27, 2013

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Presentation Date


Conference Name / Publication Title

Academy of International Business Southeast Chapter (AIBSE) Conference Proceedings

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This action research study examines creativity and innovation at the organizational level of a top management team. This research examines the personality characteristics and behaviors of an executive team that facilitated and fostered creativity and innovation. This study applies Simmons and Sower’s (2012) theory of leader sagacity to frame our understanding of leadership characteristics and behaviors associated with creative and innovative global organizations. The study findings highlight the importance of leadership characteristics and the role of the leader in the design and development of a creative and innovative organizational climate. This study suggests that creativity and innovation at the organizational level ultimately depends on the creativity of the individual human resources and the environment provided them. Further the study enhances our knowledge about what it means to be a creative innovative leader in a global, knowledge-based economy.

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