Learning to Lead Collective Creativity from Miles Davis

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Learning to Lead Collective Creativity from Miles Davis

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Posted May 13, 2010 in Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies

When you watch live video recordings of jazz legend Miles Davis, he walks among the assembled musicians on stage during performances, guiding the focus or center of gravity of the music that they collectively create; he performs leadership. The dramatic sweeping gestures we are accustomed to associate with dynamic business leadership style are rarely displayed. It seems more appropriate to describe Davis's leadership style by adopting a term from art criticism: minimalist.