Published On: Wed, Mar 2nd, 2016

Confident bosses has the ability to develop creative team


A new research study has revealed that confidence is vital in making successful and creative leaders that can straightforwardly translate into a good performance by their subordinates.

Dina Krasikova, who is the author of the study from the University of Texas at San Antonio, states that “When leaders feel confident that they can produce creative outcomes, their subordinates become more creative. It’s that simple,”

Generally, creative leaders have the accurate experience to stimulate their ideas.

Consequently, they are much confident. In addition, leaders get much confident in their creativity when it is acknowledged by the leading administration.

However what astonished Krasikova is that a leader’s creativity and confidence is transmittable.

Krasikova, who is an expert in leadership, stated in a paper cited in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, that “A factor in this is the power of positive thinking,”

She further stated that “Leaders can imbue their subordinates with confidence and creativity just by setting an example themselves,”

The research study further discovered that fruitless or abusive leaders make hectic conditions for their employees by embarrassing them in front of others, performing favorites or not providing their subordinates accurate credit for their work.

The researcher of the study stated that “When you feel stressed, you feel helpless and your productivity and creativity is diminished,” she further added that “Many times this originates with the leader. For example, you might come to work unsure of what you’re supposed to be doing because you get conflicting expectations from your direct supervisor or your boss. The solution is clear roles and communication,”

Interpersonal relationships amid leaders and subordinates, also, perform a vital role in the team’s performance. Krasikova further stated that “When a confident, creative leader also has good relationship with subordinates, it has even a stronger impact on subordinates’ creativity,”

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.