Distractions (Squirrel!)

Six strategies for minimizing the “ping”.

The Art of Completing Conversations

A simple strategy for bringing alignment to your team.

How To Keep Going (with Austin Kleon)

The importance of persisting in challenging times.

3 Ways To Gain Creative Focus

You have a finite amount of attention to spend on your work.

LATEST ARTICLES

Create Work That Lasts (Interview for Chase Jarvis LIVE)

A few weeks ago I had the chance to travel to LA for an interview with one of my favorite creators and entrepreneurs, Chase Jarvis. Chase is an incredible photographer, and is the co-founder of CreativeLIVE, a platform designed to help creative pros to learn new skills from the best in the business. In this interview, we cover everything from personal habits and rituals, to how to deal with creative doubt, to how to lead creative people effectively.

PODCASTS

How To Know When To Pivot Or Quit

Timothy wants to know when it's time to pivot a project or quit it altogether. On this episode, I share one of my favorite resources to help you make that decision. [iframe style="border:none"...

How Do You Identify Your Craft?

Jenny asks how to identify your craft. How do you begin to build a body of work that's unique to you? On this episode, I share a few thoughts about how to get started. [iframe style="border:none"...

Open Office Seating? Really?

Dave asks about whether open office seating really helps with the creativity of the organization, especially when people are tasked with doing deep creative work. On this episode, I share my thoughts. [iframe style="border:none"...

Protecting Your Team’s Time and Attention

The two most precious resources you have as a creative pro are your time and attention. They are under a constant onslaught from organizational needs, client demands, and personal anxieties. As a manager, you must commit to protecting these finite resources at all costs. On this episode, we share three principles for doing so from Todd Henry’s book Herding Tigers.

Becoming Rejection Proof

Jia Jiang was paralyzed by a fear of rejection, so he decided to do something about it. On this episode, I share what Jia did to make himself "rejection proof". [iframe style="border:none"...

Unnecessary Baggage

On this episode, I share a few pieces of “extra baggage” that we carry with us as creative pros, and how to shed them so that we are lighter, more nimble, and better able to attach our work.

Finding Your Yodas

Who are the first people you call when something great happens, or when something bad happens? Who helps you think through opportunities? On this episode, I share an example of how my "core team" helped me through a decision. [iframe style="border:none"...

A four-hour masterclass in creative leadership.

Gain access to our two-day creative leadership course, workbook, and resources.

SPEAKING

What does it take to produce brilliant creative work over time? In this talk, Accidental Creative founder Todd Henry speaks at the STORY Conference about the importance of uncovering productive passion in your work.

 

Interested in bringing Todd Henry to your company or event? Learn more about speaking.

 

LATEST BOOK

“Todd Henry has produced a manifesto for a new era of leadership and a manual to help leaders unleash the best in their colleagues.”

William C. Taylor

Co-founder, Fast Company