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.
If you lead a team of people, you have the responsibility to keep your flame burning bright and hot.
Eric says, "I'd love to hear about balancing operations work with design. As a creative leader I naturally want to spend as much time as possible helping my team make their work. However i spend a lot of time helping operations folks." [iframe style="border:none"...
Those who ask the best questions ultimately win. There are some questions that are obvious. These are the ones that directly affect our work and its outcomes. Then, there are questions that hover just beneath the surface of our work, and rarely get asked. On this episode, we share three questions that you’re probably not asking, but definitely should be.
Mahin asks "I'd like to hear more about developing the discipline to keep my day balanced. My current struggle is not giving in to the pressure to get more planning/promo/desk work done and sacrifice other things like sleep and getting to the gym. [iframe...
Terri asks about ways to change perceptions that others might have about your design team to help them understand where designers can have real value on a project, as opposed to just making it look like a nice product. [iframe style="border:none"...
Which lens is coloring your creativity and decision-making?
Jonathan asks how to share and defend a contrary point of view without being unkind to the other person. On this episode I share a few tips. [iframe style="border:none"...
Six strategies for minimizing the “ping”.
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"...
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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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