Creative Leadership in Exceptional Circumstances
In times of ongoing uncertainty, it is critical that organizations build capacity with multicultural workforces that can function effectively in multinational markets. It is only with the adoption of an attitude of world citizenry and a global perspective that today’s organizations are well-positioned to thrive moving forward. It is becomes imperative that we challenge traditional mental models so that we may strategically enhance our corporate positioning and readiness to meet the demands of the future.
In this session, we will discuss how to:
- Challenge mental models
- Build capacity
- Enhance positioning & readiness
Dr Tara Grey Coste is a Professor of Leadership and Organizational Studies at the University of Southern Maine and teaches courses in communication, group dynamics, and deliberate creativity, among others. Her research focuses on creativity and innovation in multicultural, multinational environments, with a particular emphasis on work in larger corporate enterprises and communities in Africa and Asia. Most recently, she is concentrating her attention on how ancestral belief systems drive modern behaviour and The Montagu Project, a multi-decade global leadership lab in South Africa. This work aims to refine the training processes that enhance creativity in teams and to provide professionals tools that will allow them to enhance their global leadership abilities.
Ingo-Heinz Neethling is a senior trainer and consultant at the Kobus Neethling group. He is the COO at the Applied Creativity Institute, a shareholder and master trainer at Solutionsfinding, and a facilitator of practitioner training on the NBI battery of thinking instruments.
Heinz holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Marketing) and a postgraduate degree, a MA in Leadership and Organisation Studies, and is currently working towards a PhD student in Leadership and Organisation studies at the University of Southern Maine.
As a consultant and trainer for KNG, Heinz’s areas of specialisation include training, coaching, business development, facilitation, and conflict resolution. Internationally, he has trained, facilitated workshops, and presented projects in countries such as India, Namibia, Sudan, Canada, the USA, and the UAE (Dubai).