In spite of demands for teaming and creative outputs in organizations and for increasing workforce diversity overall, to date researchers have only scratched the surface regarding team creativity and appear to have ignored the role of diversity altogether. Fortune 500 team leaders identified as both successful in leading creative teams and who identify team diversity as important to their successes were interviewed for this study. In addition to several other key elements, team leaders credited a mix of employees with different characteristics as a key reason for team development of creative outputs directly impacting organizational success. Study findings are discussed and compared to related research. Recommendations for further study are provided.