Leading as a Disciple

Ways of Doing

Welcoming and facilitating creative thinking and innovative responses.

Process for Engagement

“…humans possess the capabilities to deal with complexity and interconnection. Human creativity and commitment are our greatest resources.” (Margaret Wheatley Innovation Means Relying on Everyone's Creativity Leader to Leader, Spring 2001)

It is meaning that engages human creativity. When people become interested in an issue, a challenge or a cause, their creativity is instantly engaged.


If we value creativity as a way of being and a process that takes us closer to our vision, we must be observant for what is important to them.

Creativity as a human resource requires an environment for nurturing and expression. Leaders can create a culture over time where creative thinking and innovative responses are the norm.

Such a culture promotes diversity, encourages risk taking, looks outside for other ways and other approaches, establishes networks and invites others in.

“The role of leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued.” (Sir Ken Robinson, 2011, Principles of Creative Leadership)

 Welcoming and facilitating creative thinking and innovative responses requires a leader to let go of control, stand back and invite creativity to come from others.

“It is creative love, through which we have our being; it is redemptive love, through which we are recreated.” (Caritas in Veritate)

Quotes from Consultation

“It takes humility to being open to wisdom in another” (Clergy Consultation)

“We need to welcome anyone who offers their gifts for ministry – we should never close the door” (Clergy Consultation)



“The ability to listen and empathise – its not about solving problems, it’s aboiut looking at ways to move forward” (Principals Consultation)

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