I write about creativity, leadership, and passion for work.
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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.
If you lead a team of people, you have the responsibility to keep your flame burning bright and hot. Yes, you can still do your job for a while without inspiration, but eventually your team will catch on to the fact that you’re not really smoking what you’re selling, and they’ll start to wonder whether their sacrifices are really worth it.
When meetings are stacked one after the other, it sometimes means little time to think or be strategic about them.
I’ve spent the past three years working on a book to help leaders better understand what creative people need, and to help them do the best work of their lives. It’s finally here.
A few quick thoughts on creative productivity from Steven Pressfield.
In the effort to “ship” we often fail to lay a sturdy foundation for our work, and the results can be disastrous. Give your own work its best critique before going public.
For many people, the idea of “study” died the moment that they graduated from school, but it shouldn’t have. Study yields great, unexpected insights for your work.
Brilliant ideas often bubble up in the white space – the areas between our frenetic activity – and if you don’t take care to intentionally carve that white space, you might find that you’re active, but not productive.
Ever feel anxious about your work even though things are going really well? It might be because you are keeping score in ways that don’t even matter.
How to distill a set of principles that guide your best work.
Don’t allow the frantic nature of the workday prevent you from making meaningful progress on your most important work.
Think all of that smooth, relational harmony is a sign of team health? Think again.
How to develop rituals that serve you, not the other way around.
Even the best idea might fall flat if it doesn’t have a few core traits.
Don’t get stuck in a rut. Keep asking (these) questions.
Todd Henry is an author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor. His six books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Since 2005 he's hosted the globally popular podcast The Accidental Creative. Full Bio