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Everyone Deserves A Great Manager (with Scott Miller)
Scott Miller is the author of Everyone Deserves A Great Manager. He shares with us the six core principles of effective management. This episode is sponsored by Bambee.com and Skillshare.com.
How To Get Influencer Marketing Right (with Jason Falls)
Jason Falls explains to us the nuances of influencer marketing with tips from his new book Winfluence. We discuss how brands get it wrong, and some strategies for leveraging influence to connect with the people your product or service is designed to help.
Building Your Personal Brand (with Rory Vaden)
Every one of us has a personal brand, or the space that you occupy in their mind. Rory Vaden – co-founder of Brand Builders Group – explains why it matters to everyone regardless of your role in the marketplace. This episode is sponsored by Bambee.com/accidentalcreative.
The Ministry Of Common Sense (with Martin Lindstrom)
Herding Tigers podcast features international best-selling author and consultant Martin Lindstrom. Lindstrom's new book is called The Ministry Of Common Sense. In this interview we discuss creativity, collaboration and how to organize our lives and work.
I Love It Here (with Clint Pulver)
Clint Pulver has spent countless hours undercover inside some of the biggest companies in the world. Pulver shares what employees say about the places they work, and how managers can improve their workplace in simple and practical ways. This episode is sponsored by Policygenius.
Win At Work, Succeed At Life (with Megan Hyatt Miller)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest Megan Hyatt Miller, CEO of Michael Hyatt & Co. Miller is the co-author of the new book Win At Work, Succeed At Life. She shares some core principles for finding success in all areas of your life, not just a few.
Developing A Scout Mindset (with Julia Galef)
Julia Galef shares how we can learn to see things more clearly by developing a “scout mindset” Her new book is called The Scout Mindset. Go to Bambee.com/accidentalcreative to schedule your FREE HR audit.
Building An Innovation Stack (with Jim McKelvey)
Jim McKelvey is the co-founder of Square, a company that has opened a door for small businesses to take credit cards simply and securely. He’s also the author of a new book called The Innovation Stack in which he shares the core principles by which effective companies develop products that resonate deeply in the marketplace.
Developing Fantastic Products (with Phil Libin)
Phil Libin has been a part of and led a number of companies that have created products that changed the way people work. His most recent company is the mission-driven product development studio behind the video service Mmhmm. Libin discusses his philosophy of product design, how to know when it’s time to act on
Digital Body Language (with Erica Dhawan)
When collaborating digitally, there are a different set of rules when collaborating digitally. Formality and informality can be easily confused. Herding Tigers podcast is sponsored by Skillshare.com/AC and get a free trial of Premium Membership.
Dream First, Details Later (with Ellen Marie Bennett)
Ellen Marie Bennett is the founder of Hedley & Bennett, a company that makes aprons and kitchen gear worn by many of the world’s best chefs and home cooks. In this interview, we discuss Ellen's new book Dream First, Details Later and principles that anyone with an idea can apply to bring it into the world for
Why Do You Want What You Want? (with Luke Burgis)
In his new book Wanting, Luke Burgis draws on the work of French polymath René Girard to reveal how it shapes our lives and societies. In this interview, we discuss the nature of mimetic desire, how it affects everything from creating to collaboration.
Making Work More Effortless (with Greg McKeown)
Greg McKeown is here to help us sort through how to make our work more effortless. His new book is called Effortless. Get started get started right now with a free $75 job credit to upgrade your job post at Indeed.com/creative.
Big Little Breakthroughs (with Josh Linkner)
The Accidental Creative is part of the Airwave Media network. Today's episode is sponsored by Skillshare.me. Explore your creativity at Skillshare and get a free trial of Premium Membership.
Staying Mentally Healthy At Work (with Jim Harter)
Gallup's Chief Workplace Scientist, Jim Harter, discusses wellbeing in the workplace. Harter's new book, "Wellbeing at Work," explores the five key elements of wellbeing. Leaders and managers must support mental health and cultivate resilience in employees.
Time To Re-think Your Rituals
Brilliant performers often have rituals or practices that they fall back on to help them perform consistently at their peak. The danger of rituals is that they can remain in your schedule long after they have stopped serving their purpose. Here are a few suggestions for shaking up your rituals before they stall your progress.
How Music Affects Your Creativity (with Will Henshall)
Will Henshall is the founding member of the band Londonbeat and the founder of http://focusatwill.com (FocusAtWill) In this conversation, we discuss how different personality types perform better when utilizing different sonic environments.
A/J Jackson of Saint Motel
A/J Jackson is the lead singer for the international platinum-selling band Saint Motel. He is also the founder of AVIEW, a new eyewear brand that offers shades in every hue of the rainbow. On this episode, we discuss creative process, practices, and how to know when an idea is right.
Decoding Greatness (with Ron Friedman)
Ron Friedman shares insights about how we can reverse engineer greatness of those we admire with tips from his new book Decoding Greatness. This episode is sponsored by Bambee.com/accidentalcreative right now to schedule your FREE HR audit.
Bold vs. Brave Work, and 3 Elements of Brilliance
Todd Henry discusses the difference between bold creative work and brave creative work. He also discusses the three core elements of brilliant work that he shared in his talk at Leadercast this week: Skills, Experience, and Motivation. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com.
How Reading Affects Creativity (with Jeff Brown)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest Jeff Brown, author of the new book Read To Lead. This episode is sponsored by Skillshare. Explore your creativity at Skillshare.com/AC and get a one-month free trial of Premium Membership.
Die Empty Part 1: Three Modes Of Work
This week we begin a new series covering Todd Henry's 2013 book Die Empty. For each of the next nine episodes, we will be discussing a core principle from the book and how it applies to life and work. Today we discuss the three modes of work, and why each is important.
Oliver Burkeman on 4,000 Weeks
The average person lives about 4,000 weeks. Oliver Burkeman's new book is the instant NY Times Best-seller. We discuss existential overwhelm, the efficiency trap, and how to reclaim a little bit of sanity in a world obsessed with better, faster, more.
Die Empty Part 2: Define Your Battles
This is the second part of a nine part series on Todd Henry's book Die Empty. In this episode, we look at the effect that aimlessness can have on your day to day work. Part three and four of this series will be available only to AC Premium subscribers.
How To Market Your Creative Work (with John Jantsch)
John Jantsch has been teaching small business owners and freelancers how to market for decades. He shares a simple framework for helping the world experience your work and growing your influence. His new book is called The Ultimate Marketing Engine.
Find Your Red Thread (with Tamsen Webster)
How do you share your idea in a way that it will resonate with your intended audience? Tamsen Webster shares how you can find the through-line that makes your idea resonate. Her new book is called Find Your Red Thread.
Get Different (with Mike Michalowicz)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest Mike Michalowicz, author of the new book Get Different. He shares specific strategies for standing out from the crowd. Get ad-free episodes and bonuses with AC Premium.
A Minute To Think (with Juliet Funt)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest Juliet Funt, author of new book A Minute To Think. Juliet explains why white space is so important and how to incorporate more of it into your calendar and life.
The Long Game (with Dorie Clark)
We live in a short-term thinking world. Many people want immediate results, and as a result they fail to make the necessary investments to reap long-term rewards. Dorie Clark is the author of a new book called The Long Game. She helps us understand how to cultivate a mindset that focuses on achieving long term results.
Achieving Peak Mind (with Amishi Jha)
Dr. Amishi Jha is a professor in the department of psychology at the University of Miami. She shares how anyone can better hone their attention and train their mind to operate at its best consistently.
How To Begin (with Michael Bungay Stanier)
Herding Tigers podcast features guest author of How To Begin, Rhodes Scholar and successful consultant. Author shares a practical, step-by-step method for moving your big ideas forward. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com and Headspace.
The Widest Net (with Pamela Slim)
Pamela Slim shares a simple framework for getting your work into the world and connecting with those who are likely to love it. Slim shares her new book The Widest Net, which shares a framework for connecting your work with your ideal customers.
3 Ways To Seek Simplicity in 2022
In this episode, we share three ways to seek simplicity in your life and work in 2022: Processes Expectations Assumptions. Get a worksheet to help you apply this framework. Get ad-free and bonus episodes of The Daily Creative with AC Premium.
Creative Bravery in 2022
We need radical bravery in our workplaces, our schools, our neighborhoods, and in our politics. Organizations need leaders committed to cultivating a culture of bravery. Society needs more people to cultivate brave, empathetic relationships with people who think differently from them.
Developing Creative Confidence
The number one struggle that many teams I work with have is a lack of creative confidence, whether in presenting ideas or taking risks. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com/creative. Please support the show by subscribing to http://acpremium.me.
Questions To Ask When You're Stuck
A set of questions have been used in various situations to jog new creative thoughts about stubborn problems. The questions can be used on your own but are especially valuable in the context of a team. Choose a project you’re stuck on, and ask these questions: Is an assumption in the way? What is the worst-case scenario
The Confident Mind (with Dr. Nate Zinsser)
Dr. Nate Zinsser is a West Point professor and author of the new book The Confident Mind. We discuss how confidence affects everything from creativity to collaboration and career choices. This episode is sponsored by http://wix.com/accidentalcreative.
Chatter (with Dr. Ethan Kross)
Dr. Ethan Kross teaches about the nature of chatter and what we can do about it. His new book is called Chatter. Get ad-free and bonus episodes with http://acpremium.me/ (AC Premium)
Creative Elements (with Jay Clouse)
Jay Clouse is the host of the Creative Elements podcast where he interviews creative pros about how they do what they do. In this episode, we discuss the nature of creating under pressure and how to carve a unique career path that is gratifying and valuable to others.
Steal Like An Artist (with Austin Kleon)
Ten years ago, http://austinkleon.com (Austin Kleon) released his book, "Steal Like An Artist" It's become a must-read classic for anyone wishing to produce great creative work. In celebration of the release of the 10-year Anniversatry edition of the book, we invited Austin
Cues and Charisma (with Vanessa Van Edwards)
We discuss the role of charisma in life and work, and how cues affect our communication and effectiveness. Today’s guest, http://scienceofpeople.com (Vanessa Van Edwards), calls these signals “cues” and she argues in her new book that we can actually learn to identify them in others and even
Love and Work (with Marcus Buckingham)
The words “love” and “work” are rarely used in the same sentence. But what if love and work don’t have to be mutually exclusive? What if we can discover what we love through our work, not in spite of it? Today’s guest is international best-selling author http
Sustain Your Game (with Alan Stein Jr.)
Alan Stein, Jr., is the author of the new book Sustain Your Game. We discuss how top performers think about time and opportunity, and how they develop mental toughness. How to peak performers continue to produce great work over long periods of time?
Emotion By Design (with former Nike CMO Greg Hoffman)
On this episode, former Nike CMO Greg Hoffman shares how you can craft strong, compelling creative work that resonates deeply with your audience. His new book is called Emotion by Design. Support the show by subscribing to http://acpremium.me.
The Earned Life (with Marshall Goldsmith)
Marshall Goldsmith is one of the most respected coaches on the planet. His new book is called The Earned Life: Lose Regret, Choose Fulfillment. In this episode, we discuss the nature of an “earned life” and how to be more purposeful in life and work.
The Elements Of Great Culture (with Daniel Coyle)
Daniel Coyle shares his definition of culture and offers practical tips for building a great one. He's spent many years studying culture and has written a few best-selling books on the topic. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com.
The Silent Killer Of Your Creative Process
In the creative process, one of the silent killers is expectation escalation. We create mental constructs, or invariant representations, of what great work would look like. Creativity is about constant discovery, but the work is often lost in obsessive and focused discovery.
Cal Newport on Digital Minimalism (from 2019)
Technology is an extension of your capacity to accomplish your will, but it gives you a ‘longer lever” when you want to move big rocks. Technology is encroaching upon us in ways we couldn’t have anticipated ten years ago. It’s more difficult to find the space necessary to do the important,
Pushing Through The Second Wall
There are two distinct walls that we encounter in the creative process. The first is what Steven Pressfield calls Resistance. The second wall is the one we hit when we've achieved a little momentum, and we're tempted to quit. In this episode, we share a few strategies for pushing through the second wall.
5 Qualities of Brave Leadership
We need radical bravery in our workplaces, our schools, our neighborhoods, and – God help us – in our politics. Organizations need leaders committed to cultivating a culture of bravery, and who themselves are making brave choices in the face of uncertainty. Here are a few principles that brave leaders abide by: Brave leaders assume accountability for their actions.
The Self-Employed Life (with Jeffrey Shaw)
Have you ever considered launching out into your own business? If so, today is just for you. We discuss everything from how to know when to make the leap to how to sustain yourself each day as a self-employed entrepreneur. This episode is sponsored by Shopify.
Liz Wiseman on Impact Players
Liz Wiseman is the best-selling author of several books on how to become an impact player. Go to ConversionCopywriting.com to learn more about how to make an impact through your work.
Ryan Holiday on Perennial Seller (from 2017)
Many people don’t think strategically about how to create work that will resonate deeply for a long time to come. In the interview, we discuss not just how to make work that stands the test of time, but how to structure your life so that you have the margin you need to create proactively.
Amos Heller on Navigating Creative Careers (from 2013)
Amos Heller (touring bass player for Taylor Swift and many other artists) shares how he went from barista to touring bass player. Learn some things he learned along the way that anyone can use to gain a foothold in a competitive industry.
Plays Well With Others (with Eric Barker)
Eric Barker is the best-selling author of a new book Plays Well With Others. He shares some common misunderstandings about relationships and how we can each learn to be better at making them work. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com.
My Morning Routine (and Why You Should Have One Too)
For the past twenty years, I've engaged in the exact same morning routine. It's been both a calibrator and a life saver in many ways. In this episode, I share the elements of my morning routine and offer some thoughts about how to craft your own.
Uncomfortable Questions and Unnecessary Complexity
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The Messy Middle with Scott Belsky (from 2018)
There is no shortage of advice about how to handle the start of a project, or how to push through and finish one. Scott Belsky is back to share wisdom from his fantastic new book, The Messy Middle. This episode is sponsored by Indeed.com and Skillshare.
Creativity In Captivity (with Pat Hazell)
This episode is sponsored by http://conversioncopywriting.com/accidental. Today's guest is Pat Hazell, one of the original writers for Seinfeld, a Tonight Show veteran, and a critically acclaimed playwright and contributing commentator to NPR.
Let Them Lead (with John U. Bacon)
John U. Bacon shares his experience coaching the worst high school hockey team in the US and helping them become one of the best. He shares several principles that he applied or learned in the midst of his coaching experience.
Welcome to 2050 Investors
As we emerge from a global pandemic and we embrace a renewed interest in sustainable finance, the economy and markets are moving fast. Join Kokou Agbo-Bloua, Societe Generale’s Head of Economics, Cross- Asset & Quant Research, as he provides deep dive analyses with an ESG lens.
The Roaring 2020s (ft. Charles de Boissezon)
Are we about to enter the Roaring 2020s? Are we going to see a green infrastructure and cultural revolution? Kokou Agbo-Bloua points out the many clues suggesting we are in the midst of a new growth cycle. He draws a parallel between the 1920s and our own ‘20s’ as we
Known Unknowns of Inflation (ft. Albert Edwards)
Kokou Agbo-Bloua looks into the implications of inflation, not only on financial markets but on society as well. ‘2050 Investors’ offers an investigation into tomorrow’s economic and market mega-trends. The podcast provides you with insights from all around the globe.
Green vs. Greed (ft. Isabelle Millat)
Can the creed of greed feed the need for green deeds? Can companies reconcile their thirst for profits with the pressure to have a positive impact on the planet? Or is the current enthusiasm for everything green simply greed in disguise? Kokou Agbo-Bloua explores how Environmental, Social and Governance factors, aka ESG, can
The Recovery is You (ft. Frédéric Oudéa)
Kokou Agbo-Bloua elaborates on the long-term effects of Covid-19 pandemic. Frédéric Oudéa, CEO of Societe Generale, makes a special guest appearance. Kokou investigates human psychology and human emotions in shaping our response to a crisis.
The Frog & Climate Change (ft. Ed Daniels)
‘2050 Investors’ investigates the impacts of climate change and the challenges we face to reach a net zero emission by 2050. Kokou Agbo-Bloua interviews Shell Executive Vice-President for Strategy, Portfolio and Sustainability at Shell, for some insights on how a major energy provider is adapting to meet the
I think, therefore AI (ft. Martin Ford)
New episode of 2050 Investors explores human-cyborg relations with author Martin Ford, who discusses AI and its impact on employment. Kokou Agbo-Bloua explores different scenarios of our possible future alongside robots. “2050 Investors” offers an investigation into tomorrow’s economic and market mega-trends.
Surviving Job Darwinism (ft. Sir Christopher Pissarides)
‘2050 Investors’ investigates our ability to survive in a labour market that is poised to be revolutionized by technology. Sir Christopher Pissarides, 2010 Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, joins Kokou Agbo-Bloua in his investigation of the future of jobs.
2021 is dead, long live 2022!
We are one year closer to 2050, the year where we are supposed to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions if we want to limit the consequences of climate change. Kokou Agbo-Bloua focuses his attention on our planet and the aftermath of Glasgow's COP26, while taking a look at our insatiable appetite for goods
Mobility with Impact (ft. John Saffrett)
‘2050 Investors’ offers an investigation into tomorrow’s economic and market mega-trends, ahead of 2050’�s global sustainability targets. Kokou Agbo-Bloua wonders if we could design a more sustainable way of getting around. He also asks John Saffrett, ALD Autom
Greenflation: Inflation’s New Variant (ft. Klaus Baader)
The fight against climate change appears to be ironically heating up commodity prices and the economy. Kokou Agbo-Bloua brings in Klaus Baader, Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking Global Chief Economist, to discuss the effects of greenflation.
Smart Cities: Evolution or Creation? (ft. Helsinki Mayor Juhana Vartiainen)
A recent UN report expects 68% of the world population to live in cities by 2050, compared to 55% today. The uncomfortable truth behind that is that cities are responsible for the majority of greenhouse gas emissions, waste and pollution. Kokou Agbo-Bloua explores the concept of smart cities and investigates whether they are simply the
Carbon Free Calories (ft. David Hayes)
By 2050, we will have to feed close to 10 billion people – 2 billion more than today – while committing to net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Kokou Agbo-Bloua looks at the future of the food industry and discusses key industry initiatives to develop a more sustainable supply chain with Societe Generale's in-house
Calling Hydrogen to the Stand (ft. Allan Baker)
New episode of 2050 Investors, Kokou Agbo-Bloua sets the stage for a trial by podcast: Solar and Wind Energy vs. Hydrogen. Allan Baker, Global Head of Power at Societe Generale, discusses the state of play of Hydrogen in the economy.
Servitisation: making it work
There are plenty of good examples of servitisation out there - companies that have found a way to make it work and haven’t looked back. But, there’s plenty of things that can go wrong - there's investment needed along the way. Join Alun James and Ross Jones as they explore the challenge of serv