Improving your creative leadership skills is a permanent twofold benefit – firstly for you, and secondly for whoever you’re leading. With this in mind, any process that adds that extra boss boost is pretty much invaluable: and thus so too become workshops.
Running a damn good workshop essentially makes you the chosen one of leadership for so long as you reign. But why are premium workshops so effective? Well, we could go on for days – but much like any good workshop, we’ll keep it fresh and brief.
The thing about workshops – and a lot of creative training procedures – is that they allow teams that don’t spend every waking moment with each other to see how they work. As a leader, this lets you have a sneak peek into how your teamwork, without watching over their shoulder like a business Dementor. Seeing how your teamwork – and the manner that they are most comfortable working in – lets you tailor make any experiences down the line to make them as happy and productive as they can be. You look like a rad leader, and they get to have a good working environment – it’s all wins!
Better yet, the wins from creative leadership! 🙌
Getting to lead in a scenario where mistakes don’t impact your actual work, you’re more likely to focus on what and how you’re doing, rather than your actual goals. This not only improves your ability to self analyse, but also allows you to make decisions based on what you think is the best move as a creative leader, instead of what has the best impact on the company.
Run a fun or interesting enough workshop, and an unusual – and often unexpected – but wonderful side effect will kick in; your team will have fun there. While workshops are a key place to hone your creative and teamwork abilities, they’re also a place to kick back and enjoy to the creative process, due to them not affecting your work.
If you would like to learn more about creative leadership or would like to read more on the topic, then check out our article on becoming an HR badass.