How To Have Better Meetings

How to honor the time of your team and your clients.

How To Build Creative Confidence

How to be brave in the face of uncertainty.

How To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Three kinds of goals that will help you achieve your ambitions.

Moving From Control To Influence

Your job as a manager is to unleash the brilliance of your team, not to showcase your own.


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.


Permanent, Pervasive, Personal

On this episode I share some research from Martin Seligman about how we internalize experiences, and how our narratives can curb our ability to take creative or career risks. [iframe style="border:none"...

The “How” of Empathy

We hear the word empathy tossed around a lot in the marketplace, but what does it really mean? How do we actually cultivate empathy and utilize it in our work? On this episode, I share a four-part process for doing so. [iframe style="border:none"...

Know Your Values + Aaron Dignan on Brave New Work

Do you have a matrix for important decisions in your life? How do you decide which path is correct when you’re being pulled in multiple directions? On the first part of this episode, I share some insights from Herding Tigers to help you establish your core decision-making matrix.

Then, Aaron Dignan joins us to talk about his new book Brave New Work. He lays out a framework for re-imagining how organizations function in the accelerating and ever-changing marketplace.

The Right Time For Ideas

Even a great idea that's poorly timed will fail. On this episode, I share an idea for helping you hone your timing instincts and get ideas into the world at the right moment. [iframe style="border:none"...

I Failed! Here’s What Happened Next.

Failure is inevitable, but don't allow failure to be the result of a lack of accountability or perspective. We need others in our lives to point out our shortcomings and the errors in our thinking. On this episode, I share an instance of when that happene [iframe...

Sealed Envelopes

Are you a control freak? I am. However, that's not good for your creative process, and it's terrible for your team if you are a leader. On this episode, I share how Dwight Eisenhower taught a staff member to take ownership of the details. [iframe style="border:none"...

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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.


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William C. Taylor

Co-founder, Fast Company