There are many things a good leader does to help their team gain focus, stay motivated, and produce great work. However, there are also some very common mistakes that many leaders make that they don’t even know are killing their team’s ability to engage with their work. This is especially true when doing creative work, because it requires tremendous trust and an ability to take risks that could be costly to correct later.
The better you are at setting good rails for your team, the more they will feel freedom to bring their best ideas and work to the table.
Today I discuss a few ways that leaders unknowingly squelch their team’s creativity, and to do about it.
It’s such a joy to have Seth Godin back on the podcast. In this conversation, Seth shares insights about the nature of doing creative work in the face of uncertainty, and how to succeed with the smallest possible market instead of aiming for big.
He also shared a bit about his altMBA program, an intensive, 4-week online workshop for high-performing individuals who want to level up and lead.
One three letter word might be killing your creative output. Worse, it’s the reason your team doesn’t want to collaborate with you, and it’s the thing that’s preventing you from doing the best work of your life. On today’s episode, I share what this three letter word is and some ways you can spot it before it derails you.
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.
Leading a team of creative people, especially in times of change and uncertainty, means constantly striking a balance between strategy and creativity. In today’s episode, Freshbooks’ Creative Director Jeremy Bailey shares insights about how he helps his team stay connected to client needs, how he helps them share their specialized skills throughout the organization, and how the team stays aligned during times of transition.