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Using creative techniques in leadership learning and development: an introduction

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Advances in Developing Human Resources
Issue number3
Number of pages10
Pages (from-to)279-288
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


The Problem.
Leadership development programs have become prolific in organizations in both
the public and private sectors, with new initiatives endlessly being developed.
Empirical and conceptual work that challenges some of the mainstream approaches
to leadership learning and development has led to initiatives increasingly becoming
complex in nature and to the use of innovative and unusual approaches. There is
limited knowledge, however, regarding the impact of such techniques.
The Solution.
This issue focuses on some core themes around enabling and enacting leadership
development in organizations through creative techniques using art, poetry, symbolism,
theater, drama, and film, and is rooted in experiences of delivering such interventions in a
range of countries, sectors, and professions. Each article explores how these techniques
can be translated into practice across a wide of variety leadership learning and development
contexts and is rooted in the contemporary and critical leadership literature.
The Stakeholders.
Human resource development professionals seeking to identify key considerations
in selecting creative techniques for effective leadership learning and development
interventions, and academics advising on such selections and teaching leadership
themselves, will be interested in these articles, which will also set the basis for further
empirical research and theoretical reflection on the topic.