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Life’s Great Question (with Tom Rath)

How do you uniquely contribute to the world? On this episode, Tom Rath helps us begin to answer the question of why you are here on this planet, and to identify the unique contribution that you have to make. Tom's new book is called Life's Great Question. ...

How To Speak Truth To Power

What do you do when you disagree with your manager? How do you deliver the news in a way that they are most likely to receive it? On this episode, we share three key principles for speaking truth to power.  This episode is sponsored by Indeed. Indeed gives you...

Sizing People Up (with Robin Dreeke)

How do you tell if your manager, your client, or your peer are telling you the truth? How do you know if you can really trust someone? On this episode, the former head of the FBI's behavioral analysis program - Robin Dreeke - shares insights from his new book...

Dealing With A Difficult Organization

Even if you are bringing your best every day, you are still at the mercy of your organization. An unhealthy climate can affect your ability to do your best work. On this episode, we share some tips for dealing with an unhealthy organization. This episode is...

Dealing With Difficult People At Work

Most of the work you do has to be accomplished with others. On this episode, we share three principles for dealing with difficult co-workers and clients.  Today's episode is sponsored by Freshbooks. To claim your free month trial – with no credit card...

The Benefits of Combinatory Play

Where do good ideas come from? Often, they are forged in the most unlikely places. On this episode, I share a simple and practical method for exploring and playing with new ideas.  This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two months of access to thousands...

How To Choose The Best Idea

Creative work is largely qualitative in nature. That can make it difficult to choose the best idea without creating conflict on the team. On this episode, we share a simple framework for choosing the best idea: EPIC. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Get two...

Three Life-Changing Daily Practices

Your ability to thrive as a creative pro is largely determined by the little things you do every day. Talent will get you so far, but without daily practices to develop your intuition, feed your mind, and sharpen your skills, you will eventually stall out. On this...

Your Quarterly Checkpoint

One practice that is prescribed in The Accidental Creative is a checkpoint every three months to get ahead of commitments and ambitions for the upcoming quarter. On this episode, we walk through a Quarterly Checkpoint and offer some questions and prompts to help...

Four Questions For 2020

It's the time of year when many people are thinking about what the next twelve months have in store. On this episode, I share four questions to help you think about 2020 and set goals for life and work. Download the worksheet here.   Today's episode is...

What Drives You?

It's tempting to think that motivation is largely driven by the tasks that you do every day, but it's more accurate to say that you bring your motivation to those tasks. On this episode, we discuss three core motivational archetypes and how they affect everyday...

Take Notes Like a (Creative) Pro

Most notes are simply facts, to-do's, and records that will never be reviewed later. However, there is a better way to leverage your notes to help you generate brilliant ideas and spot patterns in your environment. On this episode, we share some best practices for...

You Are Awesome (with Neil Pasricha)

If you want to produce a body of work you can be proud of, you must be resilient. But, how do you learn to persist in the face of failure, resistance, and uncertainty? On this episode, Neil Pasricha share insights into how to become more resilient with tips from...

Circles Of Influence and Concern

Professionals spend a lot of time worrying about things that are outside of their control. On this episode, we discuss how to deal with organizational decisions, cultural forces, and other things that live outside of our ability to influence.   This episode is...

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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