Creative Approaches to Learning and Leadership

  • Tony Gillam
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Creativity and Culture book series (PASCC)


Learning and leadership are closely related and so, in this chapter, the author considers how creativity might be applied to these two important areas of mental health practice. Beginning with a series of reflections, the chapter examines the nature of leadership, seen as a complex interaction between the leader and the social and organisational environment. It examines resilient leadership and the unhelpful confusion between management development and leadership development. Different leadership styles are considered with a particular focus on transformational leadership. The concept of servant leadership is explored as well as Beghetto’s description of creative leadership. The chapter concludes by suggesting transformational and servant leadership have much in common with creative leadership, which involves both role-modelling everyday creativity and establishing a creative organisational climate.


Learning and leadership Nature of leadership Social and organisational environment Resilient leadership Management development and leadership development Leadership styles Transformational leadership Servant leadership Beghetto and creative leadership Role-modelling Everyday creativity Creative organisational climate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tony Gillam
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  1. 1.University of WolverhamptonWest MidlandsUK

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