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The Crazy One

The Crazy One is for anyone who wants to be more creative, understand their creative process, be a better leader or learn how to use creativity to make a difference in their company. Visionary Creative Director, designer and speaker Stephen Gates shares his experience and actionable insights learned from leading global creative teams for multiple Fortune 100 brands and working with some the most innovative companies like Apple, Google and Adobe.  Each episode is an in-depth exploration of issues that matter to creatives including leadership, creativity, career development, innovation and more. Like the show on Facebook and follow Stephen @sdgates.
 

Aug 27, 2017

They say that people quit bosses, they don’t quit jobs and this is mostly true. But leading and working as a creative comes with its own set of challenges that can drive people to leave your team or for you to find a new job. In this episode, we will look at some of those unique challenges, what you can do about it as...


Aug 20, 2017

My new Lynda.com course ‘Leading Creative Teams'
I recently launched a 2 1/2 hour, 24 episode course on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning called 'Running a Design Business: Leading a Creative Teams’. Itcovers how creative leadership is unique, why it's important, the ways leaders can improve what they are doing,...


Aug 20, 2017

Leading a creative teams is hard because you have to balance giving your team enough freedom to come up with their own ideas while still leaving room for your influence and leadership. In this episode, we will look at the 10 / 80 / 10 rules which will give you a 3 part framework to calibrate your leadership against and...


Jul 30, 2017

Too many people think that luck has something to do with success but nothing could be further from the truth. You need to make your work luck and in this episode, we will take a closer look at what people really meany when they say people are ‘lucky', how preparation defines success more than anything, give an example...


Jul 16, 2017

Creativity ebbs and flows for everyone. We all know that the times when you are struggling to find ideas and feel like you are in a slump are the most frustrating but what can you do to break out of it? In this episode we will look at the different types of creative slumps, the reasons why they happen and techniques you...