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197: Fredrik Härén - The Creativity Explorer
Episode 19713th September 2021 • Leadership Is Changing • Denis Gianoutsos.
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Fredrik Härén has dedicated the last 25 years to helping people discover their full creative potential. He is The Creativity Explorer.

Fredrik speaks on business creativity, idea generation and global business. He has delivered over 2,000 presentations, lectures and workshops in over 70 countries on 6 continents, inspiring over 1 million people from the stage to become more creative in the workplace, and foster new ways of thinking. He is a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional) of which there are only 700 globally; as well as 1 of only 30 GSPGlobal’s in the world. 

Fredrik has written ten books, including “The Idea Book” which was included in “The 100 Best Business Books of All Time”, “The Developing World” (2010) as well as the author of “One World. One company”.

The recipient of many awards, including being named “Speaker of the Year” as well as “One of the 10 best speakers in Sweden of all time”. 

He is also founder of the Ideas Island (, where he lets creative people stay for free on one of his three private islands so they can work on their ideas.

On this episode:

  • Learn how creativity, leadership and change became Fredrik’s lifelong passion and skill
  • The importance of adapting to the ‘new world’ 
  • How leadership has grown into transforming people rather than just organizations
  • Why truly creative people actively develop their curiosity 
  • Applying the creative process to your leadership and life 
  • Learn how flexibility will be the deciding factor for the success of organizations

Key Takeaways:

  • The role technology plays in transformation
  • Leadership is improving exponentially
  • To recruit means to ‘grow again’ 
  • Curious = to care
  • Creativity can lead to strategic decision making 
  • The power of relaxation 


Tweetable Quotes:

“If you are a leader you are about changing where the organization is and where they are going and it’s about changing the people to become better and to grow.” - Fredrik Haren

“What you are curious about you also care about. If you want to be really creative then you need to be curious and if you are a leader then your job is to make sure people are curious…” - Fredrik Haren

“When you’re on your deathbed you will cherish most, the strategic decisions you’ve made in your life.” - Fredrik Haren

You can get in touch with Fredrik on LinkedIn ( and Facebook( Check out his website and start influencing your business with creativity and innovation. 




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