Navigating Your Team Through Failure

After a failed project, don’t just move on. Do this instead.

Keep Your Leadership Fire Alive

If you lead a team of people, you have the responsibility to keep your flame burning bright and hot.

Are ‘Ghost Rules’ Holding Your Team Back?

Don’t allow invisible narratives to limit your team’s engagement.

The Two Things That Creative People Need From Every Leader

Why the right mix of Stability and Challenge is essential to brilliant work.


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.


Plan Your Day On An Index Card

Plan Your Day On An Index Card

On this episode, I share how to plan your day on an index card using the framework E-M-P-T-Y. [iframe style="border:none"...

Your Ethic

Do you have a defining ethic, or a set of words that describes how you go about making decisions, and that is the filter for the value you bring to the table each day? On this episode, you'll hear about mine and how to develop your own. [iframe style="border:none"...

You’ll Be Known For What You Do

In my book The Accidental Creative, I quoted Kristian Andersen who said "You'll be known for what you do, so you'd better get busy doing what you want to be known for." What exactly is it you want to be known for, and are you busy doing it? [iframe style="border:none"...

The Four Phases Of Growth

There are four phases that you'll pass through in your effort to produce brilliant work in your career. By understanding them, you can ensure that you don't get stuck and that you continue pushing up the growth curve over time. [iframe style="border:none"...

A Lesson From Coldplay

I was recently watching the Coldplay documentary "A Head Full Of Dreams", and lead singer and songwriter Chris Martin said something that struck me in a profound way. He said something like, "The best songs all come in 10 minutes, but it's the hours you s [iframe...

Shooting For The 3

Invisible metrics and hidden agendas can sometimes prevent us from producing the work we are capable of. How did pop music become so bland? Not because people didn't want to make great music. It's because the entire industry was driven by something they c [iframe...

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