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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...

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...

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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