Every day we are flooded with information. Some of that information might be helpful in serving our clients or organization, but because there is so much of it we are often unable to step back and look for patterns we can apply. On today’s episode, I share some thoughts about the art of selective attention and how to transform information into understanding so that we can create more value for the people we serve.
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.
Is the thing you think you’re trying to do with your work really what you’re doing? What if the entire system is set up to get you to do something else, but you don’t even realize it? On today’s episode, I explain why pop radio is so bad, how artists end up as willing accomplices in mediocrity, and how your team might be doing the same thing (and not even know it).
Ever tried to get your manager to go along with a great idea, but faced resistance on every front? You’re not alone. In fact, today’s guest Jennifer Mueller argues that most of us are actually resistant to creative change, regardless of what we say. However, she also says that there are some things we can do about our bias against creativity, and they can also help us be more effective in leading change within our workplace. In this episode, she shares insights from her new book Creative Change.
Julien Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Breather, a company that allows anyone to book beautiful, private, professional spaces whenever they need them. However, it’s an idea that almost didn’t happen. In this interview, Julien shares why he felt the need to launch something, why it’s important to be an “operator”, and why you need to focus on building something a few people will love rather than something a lot of people will like.