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Are You Productive or Creative?

Are you a leader who focuses on tasks and what needs to be done, or more of a thinker, strategy-oriented one?

In this Beauty of Conflict episode, Susan and CrisMarie discuss the dichotomy between being productive and creative. Productive leaders are more task-oriented and logic-focused, while creative leaders are more strategic thinkers and open to the big picture. Our brains cannot do both at the same time, it has to do only one, and we as humans can change from one to the other according to the work setting. This reflects on how we enter our meetings at work and how you can start reading people’s cues and attitudes. Being aware of these two modes may be helpful to increase not only productivity but engagement between teams.

Tune in to find tips on recognizing which is your dominant type and see if you can change from one to the other in your daily activities!

If you’d like us to speak at your organization about conflict, stress, team-building, or leadership, work with your team virtually, or coach you or leaders on your team, reach out to us!

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Key Take-Aways

  • What it means to be productive or creative.

  • How can leaders identify which individuals on their team are productive and creative.

  • Why understanding each people’s way of work is essential for leaders.

  • How the Myers-Briggs test comes into play between productive people and creative people.

  • How this productive vs. creative mindset can affect a team’s work meetings.

  • Why meetings with the team must have a purpose: are they strategic? Are they tactic?



CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

Download the eBook, How to Talk About Difficult Topics, today!

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