How To Release Control Of Your Team’s Work

Let your team do what you hired them to do.

Three Principles For Getting To The Best Idea

Don’t just settle for the most comfortable or obvious one.

Quit Your Approval Addiction

Three key principles for avoiding the “likeability trap”.

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Where Creative Pros Get Stuck

Where Creative Pros Get Stuck

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. 

PODCASTS

Overcoming The Inertia Of No (with Kathryn Haydon)

Overcoming The Inertia Of No (with Kathryn Haydon)

Regardless of your role, you have to be creative every day. You have to solve problems under pressure, make connections, see patterns, and convince others. On this episode, Kathryn Haydon is here to share some insights into being more creative with tips from her book The Non-Obvious Guide To Being More Creative.

The Long Hallway

The Long Hallway

A creative project is a bit like a long hallway with multiple chambers. As you navigate down the hallway, you reach checkpoints where critical decisions must be made, and a door closes behind you. On this episode, I elaborate on these three questions and offer some tips for crafting a process that’s sane and helpful to your work. 

Brilliance Demands Bravery

Brilliance Demands Bravery

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. 

The Cauldron Of Creative Conflict

The Cauldron Of Creative Conflict

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. 

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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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