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AC #158: Manifesto 9

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Generosity in the creative process is a core ethic of healthy, thriving teams and artists. But how do we cultivate the practice of generosity? That’s what this episode is all about.

Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

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  1. Dan Hunt

    Hey Todd, that was a really good piece and enjoyed it. I agree that in a creative group setting that being open and selfless, is not only freeing from the need to control or out do everybody but productive, and when I was listening to this I realized all the places in life where this would produce and enhance better communication. even in church small group stuff we learned about and found that this thinking was productive and encouraged more input from all members of the group. Its not just a matter of the best ideas, but by encouraging engagement brings a freedom to be creative, if that makes any sense, I think thats what your saying. I do find even in my own micro world, that being open and selfless allows input from the customer, which often times leads to some really beautiful master pieces, Im a tile artisan in case I didnt mention, but none the less I found your piece to be quite informative and thought provoking. thanks

  2. Byron Davis

    Hey Todd, “scarcity is a lie.” So true! I find having a scarcity mentality stalls creativity, and stunts growth. It suffocates the very life out of an idea because SCARCITY thinking will not allow you to expose that idea to the outside light from other radiant minds, and even the rain of constructive criticisms never has a chance to reach the roots so the foundation of that idea is never established or allowed to grow deep. Good stuff man!


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