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Welcome to the Press Start Leadership Podcast, your ultimate guide to unlocking your leadership potential in the dynamic world of the video game industry. Join me, Christopher Mifsud, a seasoned industry professional with two decades of experience leading and nurturing teams for renowned digital creative companies worldwide.
This podcast is your secret weapon in an industry that often promotes talented individuals without providing the necessary leadership training. Drawing from my personal experiences and dedicated investment in top-tier coaches and programs, I've successfully bridged the gap in leadership development. I'm excited to share these invaluable insights with a broader audience, empowering you in the video game industry.
Whether you're a video game industry pro or aspiring to lead a creative product and development team, this show is designed to help you maximize your team's potential and embrace your role as a visionary leader. Together, we'll explore proven strategies, industry trends, and personal anecdotes that will give you the competitive edge you need.
Are you ready to level up your leadership skills and excel in the vibrant world of video game development? Join us on the Press Start Leadership Podcast and let's begin this transformative journey. Just Press Start!

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Welcome to the Press Start Leadership Podcast, your ultimate guide to unlocking your leadership potential in the dynamic world of the video game industry. Join me, Christopher Mifsud, a seasoned industry professional with two decades of experience leading and nurturing teams for renowned digital creative companies worldwide.
This podcast is your secret weapon in an industry that often promotes talented individuals without providing the necessary leadership training. Drawing from my personal experiences and dedicated investment in top-tier coaches and programs, I've successfully bridged the gap in leadership development. I'm excited to share these invaluable insights with a broader audience, empowering you in the video game industry.
Whether you're a video game industry pro or aspiring to lead a creative product and development team, this show is designed to help you maximize your team's potential and embrace your role as a visionary leader. Together, we'll explore proven strategies, industry trends, and personal anecdotes that will give you the competitive edge you need.
Are you ready to level up your leadership skills and excel in the vibrant world of video game development? Join us on the Press Start Leadership Podcast and let's begin this transformative journey. Just Press Start!

    Prioritizing Mental Health in Game Development

    Prioritizing Mental Health in Game Development

    Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!How can game studios maintain their cutting-edge creativity while safeguarding the mental well-being of their developers? Join us on the Press Start Leadership Podcast as we confront the harsh realities of crunch culture and unrelenting deadlines that plague the video game industry. We'll unravel the hidden mental health challenges that developers often face and reveal actionable strategies to break the stigma s...

    • 9 min
    Mastering Positive Leadership and Building Resilient Teams in Game Development

    Mastering Positive Leadership and Building Resilient Teams in Game Development

    Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Can you lead a video game development team to thrive amid budget cuts, project delays, and staffing challenges? On this episode of the Press Start Leadership Podcast, we promise you'll uncover the secrets to mastering positive leadership in the high-pressure world of game development. Learn how to build a resilient mindset, lead with transparency, and employ strategic problem-solving techniques that turn crises ...

    • 11 min
    Mastering Selfless Leadership in the Video Game Industry

    Mastering Selfless Leadership in the Video Game Industry

    Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Can you truly transform your leadership style to foster team loyalty and innovation in the high-stakes video game industry? In our latest episode of the Press Start Leadership Podcast, we promise you'll learn how to make this critical shift from a traditional boss to a selfless leader who elevates their team. We delve into the heart of what it means to serve your team, create open communication channels, and lea...

    • 10 min
    Building Integrity: How Ethical Practices Lead to Success in Game Development

    Building Integrity: How Ethical Practices Lead to Success in Game Development

    Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Can a video game studio truly thrive while maintaining high ethical standards? Join us on this episode of the Press Start Leadership Podcast as we tackle this pressing question and reveal the hidden potential of ethical game development. Discover how defining core values and crafting a solid code of ethics can pave the way for both integrity and financial success in the gaming industry. We delve into practical s...

    • 11 min
    Effective Recruitment Tactics for Indie Developers

    Effective Recruitment Tactics for Indie Developers

    Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Looking to turn your indie game studio into a magnet for top talent? We're here to show you how. Imagine crafting a recruitment strategy that not only highlights your studio's unique culture but also outsmarts the big-budget giants. In this episode of the Press Start Leadership Podcast, we break down the essential steps for indie studios to attract and retain the best in the business, from understanding the comp...

    • 10 min
    Staying Positive Amid Game Development Chaos: Strategies for Resilience and Team Morale

    Staying Positive Amid Game Development Chaos: Strategies for Resilience and Team Morale

    Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Ever felt like you've given your last ounce of energy amidst the chaos of game development? Join us on the Press Start Leadership Podcast as we uncover powerful strategies to stay upbeat, even when everything seems to be going wrong. From embracing the inevitable chaos to leveraging humor as a secret weapon for morale, Christopher Mifsud shares insights that will help you build resilience and keep your team moti...

    • 10 min

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