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What Makes Creative Teams Thrive?

I help creative teams move beyond the clutter and noise of organizational chaos into an inspired flow. Working in tandem with leaders and staff, we bring the joy back into the creative process. Obstacles are removed, friction is reduced, and projects are delivered on time.

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Communication Part 2: “I need it yesterday” and other impediments to creative output.

In an earlier article on Communications, I wrote about the speed of response and what impact the communication method you choose can have: How quickly does your message need to be sent out and…

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Managing Ego in the Creative World – No Tantrums Required

“They’re really tough to work with, they have a huge ego.” How often have you heard this in the workplace? Ego tends to get a bit of a bad rap. Ego is that energy…

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Productivity: Getting Creative Done

I once moderated a panel on creativity where a well-known writer asserted that you absolutely couldn’t apply a productivity methodology to creativity. I disagreed, but at the same time I could guess what he…

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“I’m The Only One Who Talks With The Talent” And Other Creative Team Conflicts

Despite the current management and corporate culture trend to boast “We have no titles at this company,” there are actually good reasons to have roles clarified within your organization.  The desire to remove titles…

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Delegating Creative Work without Asking Your Team to Paint by Numbers

“I started out just making cool design,” an early client once said to me, “Now I’m in charge of 50 people, making sure they do all their work.”  And from the stress and excitement…

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“This is a meeting that should have been an email… that was way too long to read anyway”—Solving Communications Issues of the Creative Team

“Communicate, communicate, communicate!”— a phrase one of my clients loves to tell team leaders. The challenge is, while they acknowledge that not everyone is a natural born communicator, just saying the word over and…

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Alignment: Getting all the Parts Moving in the Right Direction

Do the people working for you seem to spend all their time working on smart, creative projects—but just not the smart, creative projects you hired them to do? That can be frustrating. As a…

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Free Pizza Only Gets You So Far. Is Your Creative Team Structured for Success?

Everyone loves a pizza party, but if you are looking to take your creative team to the next level of professionalism and growth, then you will need more than quick morale boosters to ensure…

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Creative Differences or Different Creatives?
Knowing Your Team’s Working Styles

Ever wonder how your creative team can produce great work, while simultaneously generating intense emotional thunderstorms? Creatives can be very passionate and sometimes that work comes from a creative vision forged out of the…

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Are you an Informed Dictator or a Benevolent Monarch?
How your Decision-Making Style Impacts your Creative Team

In my previous article, I outlined some of the biggest obstacles for creative teams: lack of alignment, slow decisions, lack of clarity around roles, poor communication, inadequate cultivation of new ideas, and conflict of working styles.…

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