67 episodes

Option Five is a podcast that brings together industry experts to share insights around product and innovation teams. Hosts and Crema co-founders George Brooks and Dan Linhart dig into the foundations of culture and its impact on employee performance and fulfillment.

Option Five George Brooks and Daniel Linhart

    • Technology
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Option Five is a podcast that brings together industry experts to share insights around product and innovation teams. Hosts and Crema co-founders George Brooks and Dan Linhart dig into the foundations of culture and its impact on employee performance and fulfillment.

    Revisiting 32: How Humble-Confidence Brings the Best out of Your Teams

    Revisiting 32: How Humble-Confidence Brings the Best out of Your Teams

    "Humble Confidence" - contradiction, or culture saver? Dan and George explain how humble confidence can bring out the best in your teams.

    • 40 min
    Revisiting 25: Continuous Learning (Fixed vs Growth Mindset)

    Revisiting 25: Continuous Learning (Fixed vs Growth Mindset)

    Dan and George return to the mics to discuss the next phase of the Option Five podcast & philosophize about the way humans in product teams learn best.

    • 49 min
    Revisiting 05: Product Teams VS Craft Teams

    Revisiting 05: Product Teams VS Craft Teams

    In this week's episode, George and Dan discuss how size affects level of structure, how to prevent team members from getting siloed within a product team, why customized professional development is the most effective, and more.

    • 42 min
    60: Looking Back and Moving Forward

    60: Looking Back and Moving Forward

    George and Dan trot down memory lane in our latest episode, reflecting on their favorite Option Five podcast moments. From interviews with renowned authors to discussions around learning frameworks, the podcast has been a springboard for some pretty amazing ideas. Sixty episodes down and we’re just getting started…

    • 50 min
    59: The Practice of Unlearning

    59: The Practice of Unlearning

    Over the past 7 months, we’ve been forced to unlearn what we assumed was the only way to work and live. In this time, many of us have created new & better habits to adapt to our new situations.

    Think… what if you kept searching for routines to replace so that you could continue to grow? In this week’s episode, George & Dan discuss how to hone in the skill of “unlearning.” Look within and decide if you possess the humility it takes to let go of practices that might have worked in the past but aren’t beneficial for the future.

    • 36 min
    58: Tapping Into Curiosity

    58: Tapping Into Curiosity

    On a scale of 1-10, how curious of a person are you? In this episode, George & Dan unpack the real value of curiosity on an individual and team-wide level, backed by research from Harvard’s 3-part series, “Why curiosity matters.” Hear some of the life-changing advantages of curiosity and how to foster a more naturally curious environment at work.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

BStyleYo ,

Highly under rated, podcast on leading in the digital world.

Dan and George are leading the way for digital entrepreneurs. And the proof is right here - honest, genuine, inventive thinkers in a short form, digestible podcast.

This podcast is a the ideal space for brand new, associate, and senior level developers, designers and product folks. Covers anything from EQ to IQ.

Start at Ep.1 and listen how it builds into great over arching leadership methods.

Get Going Agency ,

Quality Content

Very helpful content for those of us in the UI/UX Design and Product Dev community. Highly recommend! Love these guys, thanks for sharing your knowledge!

MollyMBW ,

Changed the way I work

I didn't expect this to be one of my favorite podcasts, but it is. Interesting, authentic, and funny. Dan and George share theories about learning, leadership, personal development, and organizational culture based on their experiences leading a digital product agency, Crema. A mix of discussions and interviews with their team and thought leaders who have influenced them, this podcast has changed the way I work and approach projects, both personally and professionally. It's not just for people in the digital product world -- it appeals to anyone interested in personal development and leadership. Everyone with a job who is tired of things being done "because that's they way we've always done it" will appreciate their forward-thinking insights.

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