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Herding Tigers

Based on the book of the same name, the Herding Tigers podcast offers tips for leaders of creative people and interviews with brilliant leaders and change makers.

 

A Minute To Think (with Juliet Funt)

Do you have a minute to think? It's a good question, and it's difficult to answer. I think most of us - especially right now - have days full of meetings and obligations. Now that meetings are essentially frictionless, more are added to our calendar. After all, the...

Get Different (with Mike Michalowicz)

To gain attention for your work (or your message) you must stand apart from everyone else. There is no place for being another in a line of similar messages. How do you separate yourself from the pack? Today's guest is Mike Michalowicz, author of the new book Get...

Find Your Red Thread (with Tamsen Webster)

How do you share your idea in a way that it will resonate with your intended audience? Whether you're a leader, a marketer, a designer, a writer, or a product developer, it's not your idea that matters it's whether others understand it and feel compelled to...

Die Empty Part 2: Define Your Battles

This is the second part of a nine part series on Todd Henry's book Die Empty. In this episode, we look at the effect that aimlessness can have on your day to day work, and how to identify a portfolio of productive passion that drives you forward in life....

Oliver Burkeman on 4,000 Weeks

The average person lives about 4,000 weeks. How does that fact make you feel? More importantly, how might knowing that your time is so finite cause you to choose to live?  There are so many tools at our disposal for time management, but often our efforts only...

Die Empty Part 1: Three Modes Of Work

This week we begin a new series covering Todd Henry's 2013 book Die Empty. For each of the next nine episodes, we will be discussing a core principle from the book and how it applies to life and work. Today we discuss the three modes of work, and why each is...

Decoding Greatness (with Ron Friedman)

How do the best of the best do what they do? It's easy to watch and admire top performers, but we can actually do more than that. We can decode how they got there. Today's guest is Ron Friedman. He shares insights about how we can reverse engineer the...

A/J Jackson of Saint Motel

When you have a number of ideas, how do you know which one to pursue? On this episode, we discuss creative process, practices, and how to know when an idea is right with A/J Jackson. A/J is an American filmmaker, musician, songwriter, record producer, and perhaps...

Time To Re-think Your Rituals

Brilliant performers in any field often have rituals or practices that they fall back on to help them perform consistently at their peak. When you are charged with doing complex work every day, rituals can bring order to your world and help you focus more...

6 Tips For Dealing With Creative Burnout

It's been a long year, and many creative pros are experiencing some level of creative burnout. It's taken everything we have to deliver on expectations over the past year, and as we now return to a sense of "normal", the uncertainty and expectations are likely to...

Are You Committing This Leadership “Sin”?

One of the more concerning dynamics of the "everything is on the record all the time" world is that changing your mind – especially in a highly public way – has become SIN NUMBER ONE. If a politician or business leader evolves in their understanding of a topic, we...

Leading From The Middle (with Scott Mautz)

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Big Little Breakthroughs (with Josh Linkner)

The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up. According to today's guest Josh Linkner, instead of...

The Two Types Of Relationships Every Leader Needs

The Herding Tigers podcast is back! We'll be featuring leadership conversations, interviews, and tips for helping your team do its best work each day. Leadership is only lonely if you're doing it wrong. On this episode, discover the two types of relationships that...