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Todd Henry

Accidental Creative
Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of four books (The Accidental CreativeDie EmptyLouder Than Words, and Herding Tigers) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

With millions of downloads, his podcast The Accidental Creative offers weekly tips for how to stay prolific, brilliant, and healthy.

Todd’s book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013.
His latest book, Herding Tigers, is a practical guide for any manager charged with leading their team to creative brilliance.

Get to know Todd Henry:

What do you enjoy about the work you do?
I love seeing people unleashed to produce the best work of their lives. That impact is what drives me.

What gets you most fired up in terms of a technology, tool, trend, or advancement?
It’s exciting for me to see creative team leaders being invited to the strategy table. It’s unleashing new forms of possibility thinking and challenging assumptive ruts within many of the organizations I work with.

What is the biggest obstacle you face in your line of work?
The biggest obstacle is in getting down to the governing dynamics. So much of the consulting world is about treating the symptoms rather than the disease. I aspire to get to the root of what’s really driving behavior, choices, and organizational problems.

What would you tell your younger self?
Ninety percent of success in life is putting yourself in a position to succeed, whether or not it happens. Build relationships, show up with your best effort every single day even when you don’t feel like it, and add value wherever possible. Over time, this pays tremendous dividends. Most people don’t stick with it long enough to see those dividends, so you want to be the one who’s still there when everyone else gives up.

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Thursday, October 22

1:50pm EDT

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