3 Ways To Gain Creative Focus

You have a finite amount of attention to spend on your work.

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.


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.


No Conflict Is No Good

No Conflict Is No Good

Many leaders believe that a lack of conflict on their team is a sign of health. It's not. Great teams fight, they just do it in a healthy way. [iframe style="border:none"...

The Making Of a Manager (with Julie Zhuo)

When you first step into your role as a manager, your entire work world changes. You are no longer simply responsible for your own work. Now, you are responsible for the work, the culture, the process, and anything else that happens on your team. It can feel overwhelming. On this episode, Julie Zhou (VP of Product Design at Facebook) shares insights for managers from her new book The Making of a Manager.

Keeper Of The Flame

Your productive passion is like a quiet fire that burns just beneath the surface of your daily activity. You must do whatever it takes to protect the flame. [iframe style="border:none"...

Recovering From A Bad Decision

When you fail, it's tempting to want to shift the blame or cover it up. However, it's a mark of character to accept your mistake and try to make it right. On this episode, I share a few core principles for doing so. [iframe style="border:none"...

Escape Hatches

There are a number of ways in which we build “escape hatches” to relieve the stress and fear that we might under-perform. On this episode, I talk about three of those common “secondary ways of escape”, and how to begin to counter them.

A Lesson From The Beavers

On this episode, I share the story of a chance encounter with a shoe shiner who re-framed my understanding of what it means to bring your unique self to your work each day. [iframe style="border:none"...

The Portfolio and the Slot Machine

There are two mindsets we can adopt with our time: portfolio, and slot machine. One is about short-term payoff, the other is about investments that will bear out over time. [iframe style="border:none"...


What you surround yourself with can inspire new ideas and motivate you to keep pressing on when things get difficult. On this episode, I share the three categories of “mementos” that you can keep in your workspace to help you push through challenges and root your work in meaning.

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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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