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Learn to thrive in the create-on-demand world.
It isn’t enough to just do your job anymore. In order to thrive in today’s marketplace, all of us, regardless of our role, have to be ready to generate brilliant ideas on demand. The Accidental Creative teaches effective practices that support your creative process. You’ll discover how to:
- Focus in on your most critical work and reclaim your attention.
- Develop stimulating relationships that will lead to creative insights.
- Effectively manage your energy so that you are always ready to engage.
- Curate stimuli that help you stay mentally focused.
- Leverage your hours wisely and effectively to eliminate creativity drains.
The Accidental Creative is your guide to staying fresh and doing your best work each day.
Unleash your best.
Named by the editors at Amazon.com as one of the best business books of 2013.
Most of us live with the stubborn idea that we’ll always have tomorrow to do our most important and valuable work. We fill our days with frantic activity, bouncing from task to task, scrambling to make deadlines and chase the next promotion. But by the end of each day we’re often left asking ourselves “did the work I do today really matter?” We feel the ticking of the clock, but we’re stuck in first gear, unsure of the path forward and without a road map to guide us.
Die Empty is a tool for people who aren’t willing to put off their most important work for another day. Todd Henry explains the forces that keep us in stagnation, and introduces a process for instilling consistent practices into your life that will keep you on a true and steady course.
Be the leader that your team needs.
The old adage that leading creative people is like herding cats is wrong. It’s more like herding tigers.
Doing the work and leading the work are very different things. When you make the transition from maker to manager, you give ownership of projects to your team even though you could do them yourself better and faster. You’re juggling expectations from your manager, who wants consistent, predictable output from an inherently unpredictable creative process. And you’re managing the pushback from your team of brilliant, headstrong, and possibly overqualified creatives.
Leading talented, creative people requires a different skill set than the one many management books offer. As a consultant to creative companies, Todd Henry knows firsthand what prevents creative leaders from guiding their teams to success, and in Herding Tigers he provides a bold new blueprint to help you be the leader your team needs. Learn to lead by influence instead of control.
Discover how to create a stable culture that empowers your team to take bold creative risks. And learn how to fight to protect the time, energy, and resources they need to do their best work.
Develop your voice, sharpen your vision, and master your days.
There has never been a better time to build an audience for your idea or product. But with so many people clamoring for attention online and offline, it’s also more challenging than ever to do work that deeply resonates and creates true and lasting effect.
How do you set yourself apart in such a noisy, crowded world? How do you do work that is truly remarkable?
The key is to develop your authentic voice. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a writer, a designer, or a manager building a brand, the more clear and compelling your voice, the more your message will hit home with your audience. The result will be more impact, and greater personal satisfaction with your work.
Louder Than Words offers a strategy for uncovering, developing, and bravely using your authentic voice to create a body of work you are proud of and that resonates deeply with others.
Stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy.
Even if you don’t think of yourself as creative, you’d probably be surprised by how many creative tools you use every day. You solve problems, design, write, invent, or in other words―create. But the pressure we feel to continually create value with our minds can cause tremendous stress and eventually neutralize our ability to be effective in our roles long term.
The Daily Creative is a daily reader for busy professionals, creative and otherwise, designed to help you gain focus for your day and advance toward your goals.
Each daily reading is:
- Quick: Takes less than 5 minutes to complete
- Focused: Centers around a specific theme
- Inspiring: Includes a quote from great thinkers and creatives throughout history
- Actionable: Wraps with a daily action to help you achieve results
Combat burnout with this daily toolkit that can help you feel reenergized and ready for innovation!