At some point in your career, you will feel stuck. Not stuck because you can’t come up with an idea for a project, but stuck in the sense that you feel like you don’t know how to go to the next level. How do you continue to grow, to develop your voice, and create more impact?On this episode, we share the two common places where creative pros get stuck, and how to continue moving up the curve into rare air where you can do work worth noticing.
Your job as a manager is to unleash the brilliance of your team, not to showcase your own.
Where do you add the most value?
Make the decision in a way that everyone can be onboard with.
After a failed project, don’t just move on. Do this instead.
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.
What does it mean to be brave? We often think of those people who muster one huge, courageous act of the will to overcome an obstacle. However, bravery can also mean a steady, daily push to take small risks in the face of uncertainty.
On this episode, I share my talk from a Creative Mornings gathering about why bravery is so critical to creative pros.
On creating a “Fitbit for the planet”.
Have you ever said something in a meeting that you didn’t expect to? It happened to me last week, except it wasn’t a meeting, it was in a speech given at the Global Leadership Summit to over 400,000 leaders and influencers across the world. The particular line was, “Brilliance is forged in the cauldron of creative conflict.”
Fortunately, I believe this to be true to the core of my being. You have to fight for brilliant work. And when you collaborate, that means having healthy conflict with others too. On this episode, I share a few ideas for how to engage in healthy creative conflict with your team.
On this episode, we talk about the power of story, and how leaders can use it to help those on their team do better work, stay aligned, and produce great work each day. Our guest is author Paul Smith, whose new book is called The 10 Stories Great Leaders Tell.
We are wired for two conflicting things: comfort, and conquest. To achieve goals, we need to disrupt the comfort instinct long enough to experience our first successes on the path to the goal. On this episode, I share three core principles for doing the hard work necessary to get moving on your goals.
Why you should build the company that you want to work for.
We tend to think of creative work as a solo sport. It’s something that, in large part, has to be accomplished alone. However, the extent to which we stay connected to others can play a large role in our personal creative process, and in helping us tackle our goals. On this episode, we share three core strategies for developing relationships that will help you thrive personally, and in business.
When you do any kind of difficult, problem-solving, creative work, tension is inevitably present. How you deal with that tension will determine whether it makes you stronger and more focused, or whether it sucks the wind out of your sails. On this episode, we share three tensions that every creative pro encounters daily, and how to deal with them while recognizing that they’re not going away.
A four-hour masterclass in creative leadership.
Gain access to our two-day creative leadership course, workbook, and resources.
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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