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Financial technocrats good, ‘creative leaders’ better

Australian corporates are splintering from their US and European peers in structuring around "customer experience" as local companies opt for executives with finance and operational backgrounds over those with "creative leadership" credentials that can transform a business, engage staff and consumers and articulate a compelling story of change to markets.

These themes are polarising the strategic direction of Australian business compared to international developments, according to Anthony Hourigan, CEO of executive search firm Hourigan International.

He says the "duopolistic structure" of the Australian economy means there is a bias in senior executive ranks for "more conservative, compliance-based, risk-focused financial technocrats", although there are exceptions.

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CREATIVE LEADERSHIP

CREATIVE LEADERSHIP
Is how we describe the type of leadership we believe will be required to drive business forward in this disruptive digital age.

THE WORLD HAS CHANGED AND CONTINUES TO CHANGE AT SPEED
The business of business has been turned upside down by technology. No business is immune from this new world. All businesses must challenge themselves to embrace creative thinking and innovative behaviour in order to explore new possibilities. It really is be prepared or perish.

THIS NEW WORLD NEEDS A NEW KIND OF LEADER
Success in the new world will require different leadership skills; all the traditional core traits of leadership, but in balance with a range of more creative and imaginative traits. That means intelligence & intuition, clarity & creativity, control & collaboration, stability & change. It will require Creative Leadership.

HOW WE FIND AND DEVELOP CREATIVE LEADERS
We single-mindedly set out to find candidates that have creative leadership potential. Hourigan International has always been in the business of finding candidates with a creative X factor. But in this ever more complex world we set out to define measurable traits in existing proven leaders and use this benchmark research to identify individuals with creative leadership potential, in doing so we have created a range of tools to identify and develop Creative Leadership.

PEOPLE WHO INSPIRE US
We tend to avoid “the safe pair of hands” and look for candidates at all levels within an organisation who not only have the talent, but also the creativity, curiosity, passion and commitment that today’s environment demands.

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Drivers of Change

Business has been turned upside down by technology. Companies in every sector are looking for transformational change; and for the talent, leaders and teams to deliver it.

This is the era of Creative Leadership, and these are the drivers of change Creative Leaders have to master: VIEW VIDEO

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Would you like to hear about the research we have conducted on CREATIVE LEADERSHIP to understand what the “Drivers” of change are and to find out what the “Traits” of a Creative Leader are?

We would welcome you to join one of our weekly lunch or breakfast sessions for some lively debate with your peers.

It would also be our pleasure to present our research and facilitate a conversation with you and your team.

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