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Wisdom At Work (with Chip Conley)

There are many stages we go through in our career, from novice to being the senior and most experienced person on the team. How we think about our role as we transition through these stages plays a large part in the quality of the body of work that we build. On...

Predicting The Turn (with Dave Knox)

How do you know which idea is the right one to execute? And, how do you avoid some of the pitfalls that all people who try to execute an idea inevitably encounter? On this episode, Dave Knox(author of Predicting The Turn) shares insights from his experience working...

Staying Out Of The “Danger Zone”

We each have danger zones we have to watch out for in the course of our work.They can be particular habits or patterns we fall into when we go into "coast mode" or areas or situations where we are likely to get irritated and short-circuit collaborative...

Get Rid Of Ghost Rules

Do you ever find yourself doing things for inexplicable reasons, or making decisions in your work that you can't really explain? It's possible that you're living with "ghost rules". These are invisible narratives that limit your thinking and creating, and can -...

How To Choose The Best Idea

We've all been there. You have ten great ideas on the whiteboard, and you have to make a decision today about which you're going to work on. How do you know which one is best? It helps to have a framework for making these decisions. On this episode, I share a...

Eliminate Unnecessary Complexity

Things rarely get more simple. They typically only get more complex. This applies to our creative process as well, and unnecessary complexity can have a terrible effect on our ability to gain mental traction. On this episode, we share three ways unnecessary...

Dropping Insecurity Work

I first heard the phrase "insecurity work" from Scott Belskya number of years ago. He defines it as work that has no intended outcome, doesn't move the ball forward, and is quick enough to do without realizing. It's most common to slip into insecurity work when you...

Letting Go and Moving Up

A creative career (and a life) have seasons, but it's often tempting to hold onto something long after it's grown stale simply because you're too comfortable to make a move. On this episode, we share insights from the book Louder Than Wordsabout how to know when...

What To Do When You Fail

Everyone loves to win. The accolades, attention, and rewards are addictive. However, if you're trying to do the work you're capable of doing, you'll eventually fail. If you're leading a team of capable, driven people who are stretching themselves creatively, you're...

Creativity For Its Own Sake (with Srini Rao)

Many people begin their career as a creative pro amazed that they get to do work they love, and get paid for it. Then, at some point, it becomes more about making a living than the joy of creating. On this episode, Srini Rao discusses the importance of embracing...

Running Down A Dream (with Tim Grahl)

There are a number of creative battles that must be won in order to get from where you are to where you want to be. Unfortunately, many creative pros are "taken out" of the game because they aren't prepared for what's inevitably going to come there way. Tim Grahl...

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