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Managing Your Manager

Leadership isn't about being on top, it's about being in the middle. This means that you not only have to learn how to manage those on your team, but also that you must develop the ability to manage up in order to get what you and the team need to succeed. On this...

Why Motivation Matters

At some point, we've all heard "Don't worry about motivation. Just do it!" While that advice is well-meaning, it misses the mark, and here's why: You're motivated to do something whether you realize it or not. If you're procrastinating, that action is motivated by...

Get Productive With Time Chunks

The best way to ensure that your most important work gets done is to dedicate time to doing it. See if this scenario sounds familiar: you sit down to do your work with your coffee, and fire up your laptop. First, you check your e-mail, looking for any potential...

Dealing With A Crushing Workload

Workloads and expectations are increasing. It's not a cliché, it's a fact. It's the single biggest (confidential) complaint that I hear when spending time with companies. Before the COVID shutdown, I was speaking at a conference in Florida, and in the short Q&A...

Chasing Ghosts

Have you ever walked into a company's headquarters and passed an enormous marble wall engraved with the company's values? There it is, in all its permanence and glory, greeting employees each day and reminding them: "THIS IS WHO WE ARE!" Except, it's...

The Four Capacities (with Robert Glazer)

Robert Glazer is the author of the best-selling book Elevate and the new book Friday Forward, and is also the founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners. He believes that there are four fundamental capacities that everyone must develop in order to thrive in work and...

The Personal MBA (with Josh Kaufman)

"I have a certain set of skills," Liam Neeson's character threatens over the phone in the action movie Taken. OK, though those particular skills are slightly different than the ones offered up in Josh Kaufman's bestseller The Personal MBA, those who develop mastery...

Unleashing The Power Of Motivation

My new book releases October 6th. Below, learn how to get the full MCODE assessment when you pre-order the book. There are things we experience our entire life, but never really have words to describe. For example, there are probably certain easy tasks that you...

How To Give Good Feedback

One key element of any healthy culture is that people understand how to give effective feedback to one another. Because creative work can feel a bit subjective, feedback can be a difficult thing to navigate, so many people default to being overly prescriptive or...

Six Principles For Cutting Through The Noise

As a leader, your voice speaks much louder than your actual words. Your voice isn't just what you say, it's how your team hears you, and the collective tone your actions and communication take. Does your voice represent you and your message as well as it could?...

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...

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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