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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 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...


Jan 29, 2017

Companies want creativity and design like never before but very few of their internal creative teams have been empowered or supported to be able to take advantage of this demand. In this episode I share everything I have learned leading client-side teams for 10+ years at Starwood Hotels and Citi.

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Nov 13, 2016

A replay of my conversation with Scott Morrison, formerly head of marketing at Levi’s, Activision and Diesel, at the Fifteen Seconds Festival in Graz, Austria earlier this year talking about leadership, creativity and how we approach our work and careers.

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Nov 6, 2016

A replay of my sold out session from Adobe MAX 2016 that looked at how companies are finally starting to see the true value of design which has created great opportunities for creative teams but few understand how to foster the leadership that can deliver greater creativity, innovation and results from the same teams...