Learning to Lead Collective Creativity from Miles Davis

Posted January 21, 2021 | Leadership |
Learning to Lead Collective Creativity from Miles Davis
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. As one’s belonging gets more distributed in networks, relations become key to achieving collective creativity. Leaders are challenged to develop within their teams the capability to act and respond as one entity greater than the sum of their parts — to sound with one voice.
About The Author
Daniel Hjorth
Professor Daniel Hjorth is a Cutter Expert and the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management Professor at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy (MPP). Prior to this position he was Acting Professor at Växjö University (Sweden), a driving force of entrepreneurship research in Scandinavia. At CBS, Hjorth is the research director of the LIKE-group (Leadership, Innovation, Knowledge,… Read More
Robert Austin
Robert D. Austin is a Cutter Consortium Fellow and a member of Arthur D. Little's AMP open consulting network. He is a regular speaker at the annual Cutter Summit and often delivers Cutter Bootcamps. Dr. Austin served as a professor on the faculty at Harvard Business School for more than a decade, and then as Professor of Management of Innovation & Digital Transformation at the Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. He is currently Professor… Read More
Shannon Hessel
Shannon (O’Donnell) Hessel is a member of Arthur D. Little’s AMP open consulting network. She is an External Lecturer (formerly Associate Professor) at Copenhagen Business School, PhD, and entrepreneur. Her research focuses on collaborative creativity, innovation management, and the role of aesthetics and arts-based practices in processes of business value creation. She coauthored, with Cutter Fellows Robert D. Austin and Richard L. Nolan, the… Read More
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