7 Creative Leadership Skills that Drive Change
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7 Creative Leadership Skills that Drive Change

Build a creative environment in 7 easy steps without being the most creative person in the room.
4.2 (156 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,683 students enrolled
Created by Josh Withrow
Last updated 11/2016
English [Auto-generated]
Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create an environment that is conducive to creativity
  • Lead others with confidence in the creative process
  • Know how to create a more unified and supportive team
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  • Must have a desire to see your team succeed

Have you ever asked yourself these questions?

  • What is a good leader?
  • How do I develop great leadership qualities?
  • How do I inspire others to be more creative?

While there are numerous different answers to these questions, there is one thing that is incredibly clear:

It doesn't take a creative genius to lead people to creativity--it just takes a willingness to support your team in success.

If you want to learn how to lead people with confidence and creativty, then this class is the place to start. 

In this class you will get:

7 practical skills to building a more creative environment. Whether you are the leader of 1 or 1000, these practical steps will give you the framework for a more productive and harmonious work space.

Sometimes we expect leaders to be the most knowledgeable or most innovative people in the room; in actuality, a good leader is one that effectively creates an environment that allows people to thrive. In essence, leaders are responsible for leading his or her team members into success.

While there are any number of statistical reports, brain analyses, and business practices, I will bring you my leadership experience from one of the most unexpected places: the middle school classroom. Trust me, if I can get a room full of 12-13 year olds to be excited about learning, then I can help you!

Hear what others are saying about this class:

  • "Very good class. it takes many things we know and puts our thoughts in order and provides a new way to engage and to view creativity. This can be in the classroom or the workplace or even in our personal lives. These seven skills are universal." ~Carolee

  • "As a businessman, I enjoyed how simply I could apply his lessons to my work." ~Scott

  • "I really like the simple objectivity of how this course is organized." ~Luis

By the end of this course, I'm confident that you will have a clearer vision of how to lead your group towards creative productivity.


Who is the target audience?
  • Leaders of 1 or 1000
Compare to Other Leadership Courses
Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
2 Lectures 03:26

In the first section, I discuss and define creativity. In section 3 I breakdown all 7 skills--discussing the skill and giving personal tips for each skill.

Meet the Teacher & Structure of the Course

Introduce Yourself
Leadership & Creativity
3 Lectures 01:42

Trying to narrow down the nebulous question: "What is creativity?"

Defining Creativity

NEW: 20 Original Definitions of Creativity

A great resource.

What Causes Creativity?
Explaining the 7 Skills
15 Lectures 51:32

Atmosphere is both internal and external.

Skill 1: Building an Atmosphere for Creative Freedom

Personal Tip About Atmosphere

You don't have to be an interior designer, but make sure the way you design your space aids your ideal outcome.

Skill 2: Using Space for Creative Freedom

Personal Tip About Space

Creative safety is critical to building a productive work environment.

Skill 3: Establishing Safety for Creative Freedom

Personal Tip About Safety

Take a Creativity Quiz

The vision for your business doesn't have to be complex, but it does need to be clear.

Skill 4: Understanding Vision for Creative Freedom

Personal Tip About Vision

Guess what? You can't do everything yourself! That's why it's important to empower other leaders in your business to assist in your vision.

Skill 5: Learning Empowerment for Creative Freedom

Personal Tip About Empowerment

Most people want a harmonious work place, but how do you achieve harmony and still promote creativity?

Skill 6: Utilizing Cooperation for Creative Freedom

Personal Tip About Cooperation

A highly important but often overlooked quality.

Skill 7: Learning Celebration for Creative Freedom

Personal Tip About Celebration
Final Words
3 Lectures 04:28

A quick review of the 7 skills.


Bonus Lecture: Turn Your Knowledge into Skill

If you enjoyed the class, I would greatly appreciate your honest review.

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About the Instructor
Josh Withrow
4.2 Average rating
696 Reviews
17,647 Students
5 Courses
Creator of The Wise Imagination

I want to help people creatively tell their stories by giving them the tools to engage other people with captivating ideas. My 14 years of classroom teaching and my master's degree in English Literature give me the experience to make my classes both creative and informative. People don't need a degree to enjoy learning -- but sometimes a little guidance goes a long way.