146 episodes

The IDEO U Creative Confidence Podcast hosts candid conversations with some of today’s most inspiring change makers, design thinkers, and creative minds.

IDEO U Executive Design Director Coe Leta Stafford and Founder Suzanne Gibbs Howard speak with guests about their approach to leadership, creativity, innovation, and growth. Get insight into their success through personal stories and real-world examples, and learn how to bring a human-centered approach to your own work.

Discover more at IDEOU.com.

Creative Confidence Podcast IDEO U

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 120 Ratings

The IDEO U Creative Confidence Podcast hosts candid conversations with some of today’s most inspiring change makers, design thinkers, and creative minds.

IDEO U Executive Design Director Coe Leta Stafford and Founder Suzanne Gibbs Howard speak with guests about their approach to leadership, creativity, innovation, and growth. Get insight into their success through personal stories and real-world examples, and learn how to bring a human-centered approach to your own work.

Discover more at IDEOU.com.

    Manager Mentorship Strategies: David Yeager

    Manager Mentorship Strategies: David Yeager

    We all want to be great managers. But when it comes to actually working with and leading young people, there’s no clear strategy or playbook for success. Too often it feels like we’re having to decide between two extremes: enforce high standards and risk pushing our mentees away, or take a more gentle approach and withhold criticism, therefore missing out on critical learning moments. Often the end result can be intergenerational misunderstanding. How do we interact with young people so that they feel inspired, enthusiastic, and energized rather than disengaged, outraged, or overwhelmed?

    In this episode of the Creative Confidence Podcast, we speak with David Yeager, author of The Science of Motivating Young People: A Groundbreaking Approach to Leading the Next Generation for Managers, Parents, and Educators. He shares how to cultivate a mentor mindset, the science and research on mentoring young people, applying a growth mindset to cultivate young talent, and key tools and strategies to employ for better mentorship.

    • 46 min
    Why Curiosity is a Business Imperative: Scott Shigeoka

    Why Curiosity is a Business Imperative: Scott Shigeoka

    Most of us recognize why curiosity is important. Few of us know how to practice and unleash its full potential. But when leaders embrace curiosity, it becomes a catalyst for transformation, helping leaders challenge their assumptions, connect with people, and build cultures where everyone feels like they matter.

    Learn why curiosity is one of the most important skills for leaders today, plus tangible tips and activities that we can practice to build our curiosity muscles, from Scott Shigeoka, curiosity expert and author of the new book, SEEK: How Curiosity Can Transform Your Life and Change the World.

    https://ideo.in/scott

    • 34 min
    How Great Leaders Use Friction: Bob Sutton

    How Great Leaders Use Friction: Bob Sutton

    At its worst, friction can be a destructive force in an organization. Friction can undermine productivity and innovation, create inefficiency, and even chip away at our energy and enthusiasm for work.

    But what if friction could be reframed as something positive—something that makes the right things, like joy, productivity, and creative thinking, easier?

    Learn how great leaders use friction to make the right things easier and the wrong things harder with Bob Sutton, organizational psychologist and New York Times best selling author.

    • 32 min
    The Power of Play: Michelle Lee

    The Power of Play: Michelle Lee

    Learn about how play gives us permission to dream and diverge, think outside the box, and discover solutions to unprecedented problems with Michelle Lee, Managing Director at IDEO and Instructor of our newest Creative Thinking for Complex Solving course.

    • 37 min
    Insights in Action: Arianna McClain

    Insights in Action: Arianna McClain

    What makes a good insight? Learn about how to make customer research impactful with Arianna McClain, Head of Research & Insights at Cruise.

    • 31 min
    Why Strategic Planning Feels like a Waste of Time: Roger Martin

    Why Strategic Planning Feels like a Waste of Time: Roger Martin

    Learn about what makes a good strategy with Roger Martin, strategy advisor and bestselling author.

    https://ideo.in/roger

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

ArlieLP ,

Outstanding!

It’s obvious that the IDEO team puts extraordinary effort into covering salient topics and finding guests that center creativity and impact in all that they do. The insights they offer consistently resonate with me! Highly recommend tuning in - it’s an excellent listen. 🙌

Yubing_S ,

Favorite podcast on creativity!

The podcast provides great content bridging the framework of design thinking from IDEO and real business applications from entrepreneurs and innovators from all over the world. It has changed my way of thinking around business building. It’s so much rewarding to learn about creativity and value adding for communities and society, meanwhile building a great business out of it. Recommend everyone who’s aspired to create a business to listen!

Kékcsillag ,

OK but some of the guests are annoying

Getting tired of some know-it-all guests talking pedantically in a slow and measured way as if we’re all five year old idiots. Just talk normally. Thank You.

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