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Clarity In Uncertainty (with Dorie Clark)

In times of uncertainty, we look for voices of clarity. Over several coming episodes, we're going to be speaking with individuals who have the ability to speak a bit of clarity into the present uncertainty, and who can offer strategies for navigating through the...

Buffers, Backburners, and Breakwaters

These are not, as they say, normal times. And, extra-ordinary times demand extra-ordinary tactics. As I've conducted a number of training sessions and speaking events over the past several weeks, I realized that much of the solution to the low-grade anxiety that...

The Sonic Universe (with Dallas Taylor)

We are surrounded by sounds that impact our mood, our attention, and our sense of place and being. Yet few of us actually stop to consider how those sounds are made, or the strategy behind them. On this episode, we talk with Dallas Taylor, host of the 20 Thousand...

How To Deal With Criticism

Why does certain criticism sting so much? I've come to believe that it's often not for the reason we suspect. When doing creative work, especially in public, you are essentially inviting feedback. I've said before that those who work in public are essentially...

Discovering Your Productivity Profile

In my book Die Empty, I examined the common places where bright, sharp, talented people eventually get stuck in their life and career. The goal, of course, is to get your best work out of you every day and to not leave it inside or take it to your grave with you...

Seth Godin on The Practice

The key to producing a brilliant body of work is steady, regular, brave practice. You must engage every day with your work as a matter of discipline. No one embodies this ethic better than Seth Godin. Seth is the author of most of my favorite books, all of which...

10 Questions For Finding Your Voice

Since the early days of the Accidental Creative podcast we've closed off with the phrase "cover bands don't change the world – you need to find your unique voice if you want to thrive." A cover band is a band that plays other people's music, and they...

3 Words Every Creative Pro Needs To Hear

In the face of uncertainty, teams need good, effective leadership. Not just bold, brash, decisive leadership, but empathetic, focused, generous leadership. Is it possible to accomplish a lot of great work while simultaneously growing a great culture? Yes, but it...

Design and Everyday Life

Some people think of design as the afterthought of a project. It's about making things look good, tweaking the usability, or simply making a product or service more appealing. However, those who understand the value of design know that it must be baked into the...

Developing Creative Resilience

If there was one word that I would use to describe those who succeed in the face of adversity, it would be resilience. Some professionals are able to withstand changing times, shifting expectations, and limited resources in a way that others aren't. And, if there...

Dealing With Covid Overwhelm

Have we worn out the phrase "unprecedented times" yet? OK, let's just say that we are continuing to wrestle with the uncertainty of our systems, our expectations, our relationships, our team dynamics, and even the edges of our workdays. In addition to the...

The Wonder Switch (with Harris iii)

We often hear about the importance of curiosity, or intuition, or exploration with regard to the creative process. But, one word we rarely hear is wonder. Wonder is a word that perfectly captures the state of awe ad inspiration when we are at the precipice of a...

Understanding Gen Z (with Jason Dorsey)

In today's workplace, there are multiple generations working side by side, meaning that in order to collaborate effectively and lead well it's important to understand the unique qualities and characteristics of each generation, and also how they uniquely contribute...

The Myths Of Motivation

There are many misunderstandings about what it means to be "motivated". Typically, we think that either someone is motivated or they aren't, as if motivation is a switch to be flipped. The reality is that we are always motivated to do something, and once we begin...

I'm Todd Henry.

I'm Todd Henry.

I write books, speak internationally on productivity, creativity, leadership, and passion for work, and help people and teams generate brilliant ideas. More

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