Creative Leadership

Practical advice on the challenges of running a creative team


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How CEOs make an agency creative

We chat to CEOs Chris Kay at Saatchi & Saatchi and Ajaz Ahmed at AKQA about what it means to drive forward creativity at top agencies — and how they balance that with the ‘business’ side  

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Are copyright battles destroying creativity?

In an industry where people are often badly paid, it’s important to protect the ownership of creative work and ideas. But is this leading to a litigious culture that will ultimately suppress creativity? Richard Holman examines both sides of the question

Sarah Boris on the joy of being your own boss

Graphic designer and artist Sarah Boris has always charted her own course through the creative industries, from starting out in-house rather than at a studio, to setting up her own practice in 2015. She discusses what she’s learned along the way

The tragedy of Mac death

Creating a poster has proved the undoing of our design correspondent Daniel Benneworth-Gray’s computer – here, he offers some sage words of advice to help others avoid a similar calamity

The Design Council vs climate change

At a conference to be held during COP26, the Design Council hopes to unite the design industry around a climate action plan. Patrick Burgoyne talks to chief design officer Cat Drew about its mission

The battle for self-belief

Working in the creative industries inevitably involves rejection and doubt. But those are also the elements that can lead to greatness, writes Richard Holman

Why culture matters, now more than ever

The culture of your agency or studio stretches far beyond fancy decor, ping pong tables or DJs in the foyer, says leadership coach and Global MD, Creative at The Talent Business, Tanya Livesey. And it can prove vital in how businesses navigate the difficult times we are in