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How do great leaders unleash their team to do its best and most creative work? Join Todd Henry, riCardo Crespo, and guests as they discuss what the creative people on your team need from you, and how you can help them to be prolific, brilliant, and healthy.

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How do great leaders unleash their team to do its best and most creative work? Join Todd Henry, riCardo Crespo, and guests as they discuss what the creative people on your team need from you, and how you can help them to be prolific, brilliant, and healthy.

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Exactly what we need!

By Zeager - Dec 11 2017
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For those who lead creatives and creative teams, this is a must listen! Looking forward to the new book!

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
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13
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1
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Exactly what we need!

By Zeager - Dec 11 2017
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For those who lead creatives and creative teams, this is a must listen! Looking forward to the new book!
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Herding Tigers

Latest release on Apr 19, 2018

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Your Leadership Philosophy

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If you control the work of your team, their capacity never scales beyond the scope of your personal involvement. Great leaders set effective rails to help their team members make good decisions in the face of uncertainty. On this episode, we share the elements of a good leadership philosophy and how to establish your own. 

Learn more about Herding Tigers at HerdingTigers.net.

Jan 31 2018

11mins

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Rank #2: The Three Challenges Of Leading Creative Work

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Leading a creative team can feel like trying to build a bicycle while riding it. What worked last time might not work next time, so it feels like you're always trying to figure things out as you go. On top of managing personalities and the complexity of the work itself, there are also a few unique challenges that creative work present: opacity, insecurity, and subjectivity. On this episode, we dissect each of these three challenges and offer some practical tips for overcoming them.

Learn more about Herding Tigers at HerdingTigers.net.

Dec 14 2017

13mins

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Rank #3: Know What Motivates Your Team

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To do brilliant work over the long term, creative people need a great coach. As a leader, you need to understand what motivates the people on your team, and help them align their work around what they do best. On this episode, I share insights from Chapter 5 of Herding Tigers about how to step up from peer to coach, and to identify which of the three primary motivational categories your team members fall into. 

Jan 10 2018

13mins

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Rank #4: Four Traps Leaders Fall Into (And How To Avoid Them)

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Leadership is hard. It’s a lonely role, you face crushing uncertainty with elevated stakes, and you’re expected to deliver not only on your own work, but also to corral the creative minds of others and parade them into the promised land. (Oh, and did I mention that it’s often thankless?)

However, leadership is also a tremendous opportunity. You get the privilege of helping others unleash their best work, and you get to have a level of influence on decisions that will often determine the success or failure of the organization.

When the pressure is on, and uncertainty is rearing its ugly head, there are traps that even the most experienced leaders fall into. When you fall into one (or more) of these traps, you put an impediment in your team’s path, and introduce dissonance into the organization.

On this episode, we share four common traps that leaders fall into when the pressure is on: deferring, blaming, bending, and hovering.

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This episode is brought to you by the Herding Tigers Workshop, a live event for you and leaders just like you that's designed to help you be the leader that creative people need.

Feb 28 2018

9mins

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Rank #5: How To Protect Your Creative Team

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Your team needs to know that it will have the time and attention necessary to do the work. However, organizations are often their own worst enemy, and it can be difficult to protect your team from the onslaught of demands and pressure that can get in the way of brilliance. 

On this episode, Todd Henry and riCardo Crespo discuss some specific and practical strategies for protecting your team's time and attention. 

Today's episode is brought to you by the book Herding Tigers: Be The Leader That Creative People Need.

Jan 25 2018

20mins

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