How do great leaders unleash their team to do its best and most creative work? Join Todd Henry (author of Herding Tigers and The Accidental Creative) and guests as they discuss what the talented, creative people on your team need from you, and how you can help them to be prolific, brilliant, and healthy.
Are You Committing This Leadership "Sin"?
One of the more concerning dynamics of the “everything is on the record all the time” world is that changing your mind – especially in a highly public way – has become SIN NUMBER ONE.
If a politician or business leader evolves in their understanding of a topic, we call them a flip flopper. If someone alters their once-fierce perspective in light of newfound information, we call them a hypocrite or a traitor.
However, one of the most crucial roles of the leader is to be a learner, and it is impossible to learn without being shaped and changed in some way. To be shaped, you have to open yourself to the idea that you don’t know everything, and that your present ideas could be incorrect, or at least incomplete.
On this episode, we discuss why it's important to change your mind (sometimes) and how to do it effectively.
The Two Types Of Relationships Every Leader Needs
The Herding Tigers podcast is back! We'll be featuring leadership conversations, interviews, and tips for helping your team do its best work each day.
Leadership is only lonely if you're doing it wrong. On this episode, discover the two types of relationships that every creative leader needs.
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How To Handle Conflict
If you have talented, driven, creative people on your team, conflict is inevitable. Conflict isn't bad, it's just a by-product of the creative process. However, how you handle conflict will determine the health or dysfunction of the team. On this episode, we share three core principles from Herding Tigers about dealing with conflict in a healthy way.
Dealing With A Culture Of Blame
It’s human nature to want to assign blame. Since the dawn of time we’ve assigned unseen causes to effects that we can’t explain. We even find ways of off-loading blame for our vices (the devil made me do it!) and our shortcomings (it’s just my nature.)
When a culture of blame infiltrates your team, it can be devastating.
On today's episode, we share a few ways to identify a culture of blame, and several principles for dealing with it.
How To Handle Failure
After a failed project, many teams simply move forward to the next one, without a postmortem. This is a huge mistake. It’s important as a leader that you seize those failures and mistakes and turn them into growth moments for your team. Otherwise, people are likely to commit the same mistakes again. Some of the biggest coaching opportunities you’ll have are in the moments when an individual or your team has failed, and you have to seize them.
3 Critical Pressures That Every Manager Faces
Leading creative work is like trying to organize something that doesn't want to be organized. You will face a number of unique pressures that can easily sidetrack you (and your career) if you don't handle them well. On this episode, we share three of those pressures, and offer a few questions to ask yourself to gauge how well you're managing them.
Exactly what we need!
For those who lead creatives and creative teams, this is a must listen! Looking forward to the new book!