The Accidental Creative

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Sinopse

The Accidental Creative podcast shares how to build practical, everyday practices that help you stay prolific, brilliant and healthy in life and work. Host Todd Henry (author of the books The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) interviews artists, authors and business leaders, and offers tips for how to thrive in life and work. Listen in and join the conversation at AccidentalCreative.com.

Episódios

  • How Music Affects Your Creativity (with Will Henshall)

    26/07/2021 Duração: 29min

    Does what you listen to affect your ability to generate ideas and be productive? According to today's guest, the soundtrack you choose can impact your creativity significantly. Will Henshall is the founding member of the band Londonbeat and the founder of FocusAtWill. In this conversation, we discuss how different personality types perform better when utilizing different sonic environments.  This episode is sponsored by Headspace. Want to support the show? Become an AC Premium member.  Join the weekly newsletter 3 Things. Just three simple things guaranteed to spark creative thought delivered to your inbox each Sunday.   

  • Time To Re-think Your Rituals

    19/07/2021 Duração: 14min

    Brilliant performers in any field often have rituals or practices that they fall back on to help them perform consistently at their peak. When you are charged with doing complex work every day, rituals can bring order to your world and help you focus more effectively. If you want to deliver a result consistently, you must systemize it, and that’s precisely what a ritual does. However, the danger of rituals is that they can remain in your schedule long after they have stopped serving their original purpose. Worse, they can begin to work against your ability to be effective. While I believe that high-performing people and teams must have strong rituals in their life to support their goals, I also know that these rituals must be examined on a regular basis to ensure that they aren’t becoming fossilized ruts. Here are a few suggestions for shaking up your rituals before they stall your progress. This episode is sponsored by Indeed. Get started right now with a $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at

  • 6 Tips For Dealing With Creative Burnout

    12/07/2021 Duração: 20min

    It's been a long year, and many creative pros are experiencing some level of creative burnout. It's taken everything we have to deliver on expectations over the past year, and as we now return to a sense of "normal", the uncertainty and expectations are likely to rise even more. On this episode, I offer six tips for dealing with those moments when you feel overwhelmed and burned out.  1. Pause and organize 2. Clear the decks 3. Re-prioritize 4. Time block 5. Care physically 6. Re-root in your productive passion Have a question you'd like answered on the show? Visit AccidentalCreative.com/podcasts. Support the show! Get ad-free episodes and access to the full archives at acpremium.me. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a one-month free trial of Premium Membership. The Accidental Creative is an Airwave Media podcast.

  • Leading From The Middle (with Scott Mautz)

    05/07/2021 Duração: 28min

    No matter your job, you are probably in "the middle". Meaning, you have to manage both up and down. That can be a tricky balance to strike, especially when it feels like your own career and success is tied to the success of your manager or team.  Today's guest is Scott Mautz. He has led multi-billion dollar divisions of companies and experienced leading at every level of organizations. He is here to help us navigate these pressures with tips from his new book Leading From The Middle. This episode is sponsored by Bambee. Go to Bambee.com/accidentalcreative to schedule your FREE HR audit. Want to start reading my next book over a year before it releases? Visit TheDailyCreative.me.

  • Staying Mentally Healthy At Work (with Jim Harter)

    28/06/2021 Duração: 24min

    As organizations around the world face health and social crises, as well as economic uncertainty, acknowledging and improving wellbeing in the workplace is more critical than ever. Increasingly, leaders and managers must support mental health and cultivate resilience in employees — not just increase engagement and performance.  Today's guest is Gallup's Chief Workplace Scientist, Jim Harter. His new book Wellbeing at Work explores the five key elements of wellbeing — career, social, financial, physical and community — and how organizations can help employees and teams thrive in those elements.  Join me and your fellow leaders for a weekly online meetup to discuss how to better lead creative people. Visit CreativeLeaderRoundtable.com to learn more. This episode is sponsored by Stamps.com. Go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in ACCIDENTAL for a special offer.

  • Big Little Breakthroughs (with Josh Linkner)

    21/06/2021 Duração: 27min

    The pressure to generate big ideas can feel overwhelming. We know that bold innovations are critical in these disruptive and competitive times, but when it comes to breakthrough thinking, we often freeze up. According to today's guest Josh Linkner, instead of shooting for a $10-billion payday or a Nobel Prize, the most prolific innovators focus on Big Little Breakthroughs—small creative acts that unlock massive rewards over time. By cultivating daily micro-innovations, individuals and organizations are better equipped to tackle tough challenges and seize transformational opportunities. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership. We love our supporters - thank you! Want to support the show? Get ad-free episodes and access to the full archives at ACpremium.me. The Accidental Creative is part of the Airwave Media network.

  • Making Work More Effortless (with Greg McKeown)

    14/06/2021 Duração: 29min

    Do you ever feel like you’re teetering right on the edge of burnout You’re running faster but not moving closer to your goals? Everything is so much harder than it used to be? As high achievers, we’ve been conditioned to believe that the path to success is paved with relentless work. We believe that if we aren’t perpetually exhausted, we’re not doing enough. On this episode, Greg McKeown is here to help us sort through how to make our work more effortless. His new book is called Effortless. This episodes is sponsored by Indeed. Get started get started right now with a free $75 job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.

  • Why Do You Want What You Want? (with Luke Burgis)

    07/06/2021 Duração: 25min

    Gravity affects every aspect of our physical being, but there’s a psychological force just as powerful―yet almost nobody has heard of it. It’s responsible for bringing groups of people together and pulling them apart, making certain goals attractive to some and not to others, and fueling cycles of anxiety and conflict. In his new book Wanting, Luke Burgis draws on the work of French polymath René Girard to bring this hidden force to light and reveals how it shapes our lives and societies. In this interview, we discuss the nature of mimetic desire, how it affects everything from creating to collaboration, and how we can discover what we truly want as creative pros. This episode is sponsored by Bambee. Go to Bambee.com/accidentalcreative right now to schedule your free HR audit.

  • Anxiety At Work (with Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick)

    31/05/2021 Duração: 29min

    This year has brought a lot of "firsts" to our lives. One of the most prominent ones is that we had to learn how to work completely remotely for the first time. In the midst of all of these changes, anxiety has become an ever-present dynamic in the workday. On this episode, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are back to share how we can better manage anxiety in the course of our life and work. Additionally, they share practical tips for managers about how to create space for conversations about anxiety with team members, and to lead with empathy. Their new book is called Anxiety At Work. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.

  • Dream First, Details Later (with Ellen Marie Bennett)

    24/05/2021 Duração: 27min

    As a 24-year-old line cook, Ellen Marie Bennett couldn’t stand the kitchen staff’s poorly designed, cheaply made aprons. So when her head chef announced he was ordering a new batch, she blurted out, “Chef, I have an apron company”—even though she had no company, no business plan—just a glimmer of a design idea and a business license. Through hustle and a willingness to leap into the unknown, she built that first order into the company Hedley & Bennett is today, making aprons and kitchen gear worn by many of the world’s best chefs and home cooks everywhere. In this interview, we discuss Ellen's new book Dream First, Details Later and principles that anyone with an idea can apply to bring it into the world for others to enjoy. Become a support of the podcast and get ad-free episodes and access to the full archives. Join AC Premium at http://acpremium.me. Today’s episode is sponsored by Headspace. Visit Headspace.com/accidentalcreative for a free one month trial with access to Headspace’s full library of med

  • How To Change (with Katy Milkman)

    17/05/2021 Duração: 23min

    We all have things in our life that we'd like to change, but change can feel like a bit of a "black box". What is lacking for many of us, according to Katy Milkman, is strategy. We don't have an effective path forward to create the change that we want to see in our lives and work. On this episode, we discuss Katy's new book How To Change and some practical strategies for accomplishing your goals. This episode is sponnsored by Indeed. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative. Offer valid through June 30, 2021.

  • Digital Body Language (with Erica Dhawan)

    11/05/2021 Duração: 25min

    When collaborating digitally, there are a different set of rules. Your peers may not catch the subtlety in your email in the same way they would in a face to face meeting. Your team meeting may lack the same punch as an in-person collaborative effort. Formality and informality can be easily confused. On this episode, Erica Dhawan shares some key principles for working effectively together as a remote team. Her new book is called Digital Body Language. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.

  • Developing Fantastic Products (with Phil Libin)

    03/05/2021 Duração: 31min

    How do you know an idea is the right one to take action on? How do you sift the really good ideas from the mediocre ones? Phil Libin has been a part of and led a number of companies that have created products that changed the way people work. (Evernote is one of my favorite tools of all time.) His most recent company All Turtles is the mission-driven product development studio behind the video service Mmhmm. In this interview, Phil discusses his philosophy of product design, how to know when it’s time to act on an idea, and some of the best advice he ever received.

  • Building An Innovation Stack (with Jim McKelvey)

    26/04/2021 Duração: 28min

    Imagine sitting in a cab in New Orleans as the driver pulls out a small device, hooks it up to his phone, and begins raving about how excited he is to be able to take credit cards for the first time. Now, imagine that you are the co-founder of the company that made it possible. Jim McKelvey is the co-founder of Square, a company that has opened a door for small businesses to take credit cards simply and securely. He’s also the author of a new book called The Innovation Stack in which he shares the core principles by which effective companies develop products that resonate deeply in the marketplace. In this interview, we discuss the founding of Square, that an innovation stack is and why it’s important, and what he’s learned from companies such as Southwest Airlines and IKEA about gaining a footing in a crowded marketplace. AC Premium subscribers: stick around at the end, where I’ll share my personal takeaways from the interview.

  • Developing A Scout Mindset (with Julia Galef)

    20/04/2021 Duração: 22min

    Why do two people look at the exact same circumstances and form two completely different opinions about what’s going on? Not only that, but why are those people often willing to defend their perspective to the very end, often causing tremendous misunderstanding and conflict? This is important to understand if we want to have effective collaboration and be able to lead well. On this episode, Julia Galef shares how we can learn to see things more clearly by developing a “scout mindset”. Her new book is called The Scout Mindset. This episode is sponsored by Bambee. Go to Bambee.com/accidentalcreative to schedule your FREE HR audit.

  • Win At Work, Succeed At Life (with Megan Hyatt Miller)

    12/04/2021 Duração: 31min

    It often seems like in order to succeed in your career you have to compromise other areas of your life that are also important to you. That’s especially true right now, when many of us are only five steps away from work at any given moment because we are working out of our home. However, today’s guest thinks that mindset is wrong. Megan Hyatt Miller is the CEO of Michael Hyatt & Co and the co-author of the new book Win At Work, Succeed At Life. In this interview, she shares some core principles for finding success in all areas of your life, not just a few. This episode is sponsored by Indeed. If you are hiring, you need Indeed. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsore job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative.

  • I Love It Here (with Clint Pulver)

    05/04/2021 Duração: 24min

    Why are some workplaces amazing and others loathed? What is it about some cultures that bring out the best in people and others that cause others to be in perpetual job-search mode? Clint Pulver has spent countless hours undercover inside some of the biggest companies in the world, and in this episode he shares what employees say about the places they work, and how managers can improve their workplace in simple and practical ways. His new book is called I Love It Here. This episode is sponsored by Policygenius. You could save 50% or more by comparing life insurance quotes, and feel good knowing that if something happens, your loved ones will be taken care of. Go to Policygenius.com to get started.

  • The Ministry Of Common Sense (with Martin Lindstrom)

    30/03/2021 Duração: 31min

    Pointless hurdles. Legacy rules and regulations. Red tape. It seems like organizations are often rife with needless challenges and over-complexity. If we truly want to produce effective creative work, we must parse the unnecessary complexity and aim to approach the work in a common sense way. Today’s guest is international best-selling author and consultant Martin Lindstrom. His new book is called The Ministry Of Common Sense, and in this interview we discuss creativity, collaboration, and how to organize our lives and work so that we are eliminating pointless distraction and focusing our attention on what matters most. This episode is also sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership. This episode is sponsored by Back Country. Go to BackCountry.com/AC and enter promo code AC to get 15% off your first full-priced purchase. Some exlusions apply.

  • Building Your Personal Brand (with Rory Vaden)

    16/03/2021 Duração: 37min

    When many people hear the term “personal brand”, they think about entrepreneurs, authors, and celebrities. However, the reality is that every one of us has a personal brand. Your brand is how others think of you, or the space that you occupy in their mind. So, if you are an organizational leader, a civic leader, or a freelance designer, the way in which others perceive you defines your brand, regardless of what you say or do. On this episode, Rory Vaden – co-founder of Brand Builders Group – is here to help us think through the core elements of a personal brand, and why it matters to everyone regardless of your role in the marketplace. This episode is sponsored by Bambee. Get your free HR compliance audi at Bambee.com/accidentalcreative. This episode is also sponsored by Indeed. Right now, our listeners get a free $75 credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative. Offer valid through March 31, 2021, terms and conditions apply.

  • How To Get Influencer Marketing Right (with Jason Falls)

    11/03/2021 Duração: 25min

    When you hear the phrase “influencer marketing”, what comes to mind? If you’re like me, those words probably conjure up images of selfies and perfectly-lit location shots. However, marketing through those with influence is much more powerful than those surface understandings imply. If you want your message or product to resonate, identifying with those with influence can help you reach the audience you’re trying to serve. On this episode, Jason Falls explains to us the nuances of influencer marketing with tips from his new book Winfluence. We discuss how brands get it wrong, and some strategies for leveraging influence to connect with the people your product or service is designed to help. This episode is sponsored by Back Country. Go to BackCountry.com/AC and enter promo code AC to get 15% off your first full-priced purchase. Some exlusions apply. This episode is sponsored by Policy Genius. You could save 50% or more by comparing quotes, and feel good knowing that if something happens, your loved ones will b

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