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Navigating Through Failure

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...

How To Plan For Uncertainty

We live in uncertain times. My friend Andy posted a photo of a sign from 2015 today that asked "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" Well, I seriously doubt that any of us would have answered "living through a global pandemic with an uncertain ending." No matter...

3 Questions To Ask Right Now

You need other people in your life to help you see yourself fully. You only see a certain perspective, but people around you can help you see opportunities for growth and advancement that are invisible to you. But right now, community isn't naturally coming to you....

How To Be An Ally (with Chuck Mingo)

Over the past several months, conversations about race and justice have been thrust to the forefront of culture. However, these conversations can be fraught with challenges, especially in the workplace. How do we have meaningful conversations that build stronger...

The New Corner Office (with Laura Vanderkam)

We are all learning a new way of working. In truth, this transition has been coming for a while, but was dramatically accelerated by the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of us are now working from home, or at least working in remote locations away from our...

Do You Know Your Red Zone Activities?

In American football, the red zone is the area on each end of the field inside the twenty yard line. What happens in this area is a key determining factor in a team's success or failure. Teams that easily advance the ball down the field but can't score in the red...

How To Channel Your Attention

Focus is the most valuable tool you have as a creative professional. How you define problems, and allocate attention to them, will often determine your success or failure. However, many organizations allow significant "attentional drains" to infiltrate their...

Why Rituals Matter In Life and Work

This week's episode is about the impotance of rituals. You make your rituals, then your rituals make you. What is the first thing you do in the morning? The last thing you do at night? Your first action when taking on a new project? Your impulse when receiving good...

Bravery In The Workplace

This is part four of a series on everyday bravery. If there is one place where bravery is most needed (and often most lacking) it's in the workplace. Brave people create brave workplaces, and brave workplaces ultimately change the world around them. However,...

Qualities of Brave Leadership

As I mentioned a few episodes ago, if I had to choose one gift to impart upon every person I meet – one master key that unlocks their potential – it would be bravery. We need radical bravery in our workplaces, our schools, our neighborhoods, and – God help us – in...

Bravery vs. Cowardice (part two)

This is the second episode of a series on the importance of bravery. Just to re-cap, in the last episode I gave this definition of bravery: Bravery exists whenever someone a person engages in right action at the potential expense of their own comfort.​ Cowardice,...

Fear Of Missing Out (with Patrick McGinnis)

Is the grass truly greener on the other side of the fence? Many creative pros spend their career wondering if there is a better path for them, or whether they're missing out on something that everyone else knows about. This can result in hopping from job to job, or...

The Hero Myth

If I had to choose one gift to impart upon every person I meet – one master key that unlocks their potential – it would be bravery. We need radical bravery in our workplaces, our schools, our neighborhoods, and – God help us – in our politics. If more people...

Protecting Your Mindset During This Season

The biggest challenge that we're facing right now as creative pros is not necessarily economic or physical, it's psychological. I believe that those who come through this season not only having survived, but ready to thrive, will be those who are able to adopt a...

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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