TRS 021: How to Lead Creative Teams in a Remote Work Setting with Todd Henry

TRS 021: How to Lead Creative Teams in a Remote Work Setting with Todd Henry

I have to be honest that I was quite nervous to interview my guest on the show today because he is someone I look up to quite a bit and that person is Todd Henry. Since 2005 Todd has been the host of the Accidental Creative Podcast which delivers weekly tips and ideas for staying prolific, brilliant, and healthy and boasts millions of downloads. When he’s not running one of the top podcasts on the internet He teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is also the author of four books, one of which, Die Empty, was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013. His latest book, Herding Tigers, is about what creative people need from their leader, and how to give it to them and that’s what we focused on in this interview.

I had the chance to chat about how we as leaders can empower and lead creative people specifically in a remote work setting because that brings a lot of nuances. For those of you interested in Todd’s background we also got to chat about how he started the podcast and what made him jump into writing. Everything that we mentioned in this episode including Todd’s books and his podcast will be listed out in the show notes so check those out if you want to learn more.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why Todd decided to start the Accidental Creative podcast
  • The 2 things that every creative person, needs more than anything else, from their leadership
  • Why limitations are beneficial to creatives
  • How to ask the right questions to your team so you can understand where they are
  • How to make you team members feel protected so they can do their best work
  • Why trust is so hard to build, and yet so easy to lose it
  • Why face to face communication, whether in person or on video, is so important for working remotely

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