How to Become a Creative and Transformational Leader in 2023

Businesses are longer concerned about Leadership, but rather they are concerned about Creative Leadership. Creative leaders think globally, strategically, and towards large impact.  They have social awareness and holistic connectedness.

Creative Leaders exhibit mindful self-awareness, are connected to what is happening in the here and now, demonstrate compassion for others, and exude a humble, open attitude.

They are able to translate an appealing market opportunity into an enterprise concept that is innovative against incumbent business models.  They can integrate large societal impact with attractive economic returns.

They are capable of designing creative processes that enable learning and improvement, resulting in an accelerating rate of improvement, working toward a tipping point where change becomes unstoppable.

Creative Leadership is what matters in today’s working environment. How do you become a creative and transformational leader in 2023? Here are a few things that you can do:


  1. Charismatic influence: The first step to becoming a creative and transformational leader is building charismatic influence. Going back to the superhero illustration, do you know why many of us wanted to be like superheroes as kids? Because they were so outstanding in their delivery that they inspired us. If you build charismatic influence as a leader, it is easy to inspire others to seek to attain your high standards. As you do this, you will gain their respect and trust. To build charismatic influence, you can adopt the following:
  • Be kind in giving feedback.
  • Appreciate team members.
  • Work the talk.
  • Focus on positivity.
  • Leverage the strengths of your team.
  1. Individual consideration: Every leader should focus on mentoring and coaching individual members of their team. This approach shows your team members that you care about their aspirations and development. A creative and transformational leader makes efforts to ensure that they guide each subordinate toward achieving their personal goals. To achieve this, you can:
  • Improve your communication channels.
  • Gently push subordinates to leave their comfort zones.
  • Provide beneficial feedback.
  • Understand how each team member perceives themselves as well as their individual strengths and weaknesses.
  1. Creative motivation: One of the key attributes of a transformational leader is the ability to make others see their vision and find themselves working in it. People are more likely to give their all if they see themselves as key stakeholders in your vision. As a transformational leader, you should find creative ways to motivate your team to work toward meeting targets. Here are a few tips to help you achieve creative motivation:
  •  Communicate the big picture using creative methods.
  • Allow freedom of delivery instead of micromanaging your team.
  • Ensure you create employee management.

How else do you think one can become a creative and transformational leader in 2023? Share your thoughts with me below. Meanwhile, follow me @rotimikehinde for more resources on leadership and purpose.