When you think about innovation, what comes to mind? Blue-sky ideas? Complete disruption? Something no one has ever seen before? Yes, those are important. However, today’s guest David Robertson believes that in our pursuit of disruption we often overlook a very valuable source of new value: little ideas. On today’s show, he shares how companies and teams are leveraging little ideas to delight their customers and win fierce loyalty with insights from his book The Power Of Little Ideas.
At some point in your career, you’ve probably had “that boss”. You know… the one who’s either obnoxiously aggressive and issues orders from on-high like the ruler of a small kingdom, or the one who wants so desperately to be liked that they refuse to speak the uncomfortable truth. Maybe – just maybe – you’ve even been guilty of being that boss from time to time. Kim Scott is here to help. She’s the author of Radical Candor, and on today’s show she will show you how to avoid Ruinous Empathy, Obnoxious Aggression, and Manipulative Insincerity and create a culture that thrives.
Have you ever been in a meeting, and introduced an idea, then felt the urge to discount or qualify your idea with “well, that’s just my opinion”, or “just my 2 cents”? Or, do you find the need to apologize anytime you speak up or offer an insight? Please stop. If you’re in the room, you have value to contribute and you shouldn’t feel the need to apologize for your existence.
There are two fundamental fears that are endemic to the work of creative pros, and they both can prevent you from experiencing the work you’re capable of doing. In today’s episode, I discuss each of them and how they can cause you to self-limit your creating and your leadership and cause later regret.
Yes, work hard. Of course you need to put your full effort into whatever you’re doing at any given time. However, be careful not to fall into the hustle trap. You might find you’re only sprinting on a treadmill rather than making true progress. On today’s episode I share three ways that the hustle trap can rob you of your best work, and what to do about them.
Over the course of this summer I’m going to share a few legacy episodes of The Accidental Creative podcast. These are some of my favorite conversastions of the past 12 years. Today’s episode features a 2008 sit-down conversation I had with Peter Block.
Peter Block is a man who wears many hats. He is an internationally coveted speaker, a consultant to the biggest corporations in the world, and a best-selling author. Lately he’s also been making a name for himself as a citizen by facilitating conversations within communities. In this interview, Peter discusses uncovering and acting on what matters.