Creative leadership is more complex than ever before. As creatives wrestle with rapid changes in tech, the aftermath of the pandemic and its impact on ways of working, and the need to produce more work than ever with less resources, strong leadership is vital.
Yet leaders also need to be more sensitive and empathetic than ever before – gone are the days of the ‘rock star’ creative director who terrorises teams, modern leaders need to be attuned to their creatives’ individual needs and know how to support them.
In this episode of Creativity Sucks!, host Eliza Williams is joined by three industry experts to discuss their own experiences, and offer some suggestions to others about how to create teams that are resilient and resourceful yet feel supported.
They are Richard Holman, who previously ran his own creative agency and is now a creative coach and author of the book Creative Demons and how to Slay Them; Rani Patel, co-founder and managing director of Calling, a creative company based in London; and Sarah Watson, who was formerly chairman at BBH New York and is now an executive coach based in NYC.
You can listen to their conversation below, or wherever you get your podcasts. And, as ever, if you enjoyed it, please like and share.