Leading creatives can be difficult. In fact, I love having creatives on the teams I lead, but, honestly, they can make leading much messier.
In case youâ€™re wondering, hereâ€™s the top Google definition of a creative:relating to or involving the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work.
Creativesâ€™ minds are always wandering. It makes leading a team meeting harder. They get bored easily. They are never completely satisfied with their work â€“ and often with the work of others.
And, before you creatives get too defensive â€“ just so you knowâ€¦
Iâ€™m a creative.
Iâ€™m not an artsy creative. I donâ€™t paint, do music, etc. And this always confused me and kept me from considering myself one.
But, Iâ€™m a dreamer. I have a vivid imagination.
Iâ€™ve never met a day I didnâ€™t have a new idea. My mind wanders quickly â€” randomly â€” often.
Wait, what were we talking about?
Oh, yea, creatives.