Creative Leadership

Practical advice on the challenges of running a creative team.

We speak to people in positions of creative leadership for insights on recruitment, retention, collaboration, managing stress, dealing with imposter syndrome and much more

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Why stress and creativity do not go well together

It’s been scientifically proven that, under duress, the brain shuts down the critical functions that feed the creative process. Tanya Livesey, Leadership Coach and Global Head of Creative Talent at The Talent Business, has some coping strategies for strung-out readers

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Mark Wickens: a tribute

As one of the founders of Wickens Tutt Southgate and latterly Brandhouse, Mark Wickens helped build one of Britain’ most successful design consultancies – one that played a significant role in the establishment of a British design ‘industry’

CR presents our Creative Leaders 50 for 2017

Our second Creative Leaders 50, in partnership with Workfront, celebrates the contributions of 50 people from across the UK creative industries who we feel are driving change, not just within their organisation but in the world at large

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How to overcome self-doubt and be a creative leader

Speaking at D&AD Festival in London this week, Refinery29 co-founder and Executive Creative Director Piera Gelardi shared some advice for overcoming creative block, adapting to uncomfortable situations and identifying the conditions that lead to great ideas

Becoming a startup founder – advice from the Crowdsourceress

Alex Daly, known as “The Crowdsourceress” for her success in crowdfunding, just launched a book with the same name. Here, she shares excerpts from the final chapter about becoming a startup founder. Alex also includes helpful tips for entrepreneurs who have just crowdfunded, or are starting a business of their own. Be sure to grab a copy of her book to learn more.

Ideas and how to find them – two tools you can use

In this second extract from In Your Creative Element, a new book about creativity in business, creativity expert and Chief Spark at training consultancy Now Go Create, Claire Bridges gives her advice for how to generate ideas when you’re stuck or feeling uninspired and proposes two idea finding tools to help crack that brief