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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...

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,...

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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