Group Chairman of the McDan Group, Dr. Daniel McKorley has identified creativity and imaginative leadership as key catalysts that propel business growth and competitiveness.
Dr. McKorley who was a guest speaker at the 2018 edition of the SME and Young CEO’s Summit explained that the business world in the 21st century thrives in an environment which has the appropriate and right leadership.
‘’A company’s competitive advantages is reflected in the totality of systems and leadership it commands and the failure of this invariably results in the failure of that company. Business leadership also requires creative thinking and a capacity to be ahead of the curve’’ he told the audience.
The reigning Marketing Man of the year stated further that ‘’for a world on the move, business leadership demands bold and imaginative management focused on a clear target in mind. Permit me therefore to cite the Facebook, Microsoft, Apple and the many other tech giants whose establishment and growth have taken the global corporate world by storm’’.
He added that nearly all of these companies did not even exist at the beginning of the 21st century and yet the courage of creativity and imaginative leadership has brought them to the forefront of global business.
‘’I need to stress that I am aware of the distinction between creativity and leadership. For talent inspires creativity but leadership demands its own set of skills and ethos. Yet, I have chosen this path to bring to the fore the importance of the two in the character of the business space in our world today. This is even more so given the need for corporate leaders to understand the terrain and context of their industries and be able to map out strategies for winning the competition. So let’s not be fooled, we need to bring to bear in our management, leadership skills at both the general and technical levels of the operation of our companies’’ Dr. McKorley opined further.