94 episodes

The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates give you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with some the world's most innovative companies.

The Crazy One Stephen Gates

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The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates give you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with some the world's most innovative companies.

    Ep 93 Career: Why you have to build and maintain a personal support system.

    Ep 93 Career: Why you have to build and maintain a personal support system.

    A look at why we struggle to keep a support system through our career, the 4 parts of a good support system, and how you can start building one that can help you.

    • 44 min
    Ep 92 Career: How to deal with difficult and creativity killing people

    Ep 92 Career: How to deal with difficult and creativity killing people

    Look at the 4 different personality types you experience at work, why you have to deal with difficult people, how to do it in a productive way, and what to do if it doesn't work.

    • 49 min
    Ep 91 Career: The critical difference between design vs. creativity

    Ep 91 Career: The critical difference between design vs. creativity

    A look at how design and creativity are often confused and misunderstood, how they should be defined, why the difference is important, and how to apply them to your career and team.

    • 26 min
    Ep 90 Career: The real reason why you aren't getting promoted.

    Ep 90 Career: The real reason why you aren't getting promoted.

    A look at the problem we are up against in getting promoted, look behind the scenes of the promotion process, understand why your current strategy probably isn't working and give you a new way of looking at how to build your career to get better results.

    • 39 min
    Ep 89 Career: Trends in recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best talent.

    Ep 89 Career: Trends in recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best talent.

    A look at a few of the trends taken from the new Design Trends Report I co-authored that affecting how we find, recruit, hire, and train the best creative people.

    • 43 min
    Ep 88 Creativity: Trust is the key to everything.

    Ep 88 Creativity: Trust is the key to everything.

    A look at the different types of trust, understand where trust is important, look at how to assess the various aspects of trust, understand human-centered transformation, and some of the best ways to build trust.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

New Orleans James ,

What they don’t teach you in school or at most jobs

Pure gold! Discovering Stephen’s podcast has been therapeutic and enlightening. Not only does he cover the frustrations most of feel in our jobs or roles, he then provides ways to start digging yourself out. Haven’t felt this energetic to make a difference in a long time. Please keep the shows coming!!

Designer Jessica ,

A Must-Listen for Creatives

Every episode is like a warm hug for creatives! It's a boost of confidence, reassurance that you're not alone, and reminder to keep pushing forward. Thank you for being honest and taking time to share your thoughts!

JulieHuntK ,

Brilliant, Human-centered & (Dare I Say) Life-changing Podcast

When it comes to creativity, innovation and design, I’m the outsider. Always wanting to dance and play in this world, except I lacked the raw talent, education and vocabulary. I’ve rediscovered my crazy. Every episode gives me the courage to tap into my creativity as a professional and human. Thank you Stephen for sharing your experience and advice here. Truly, life-changing.

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