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CAA behind closed doors: trust, loyalty, betrayal, creative leadership and change management

CAA behind closed doors: trust, loyalty, betrayal, creative leadership and change management

I’ve just read, and strongly recommend, a massive book about CAA – the upstart agency turned powerhouse that had such a disruptive effect on the entertainment business through the 80s and 90s and survives today to represent many of the most important and influential talents and teams in…

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Don’t lose sight of what you have already, in your hunger for what’s next

Don’t lose sight of what you have already, in your hunger for what’s next

  As creative pros, we are always planning, always wondering what we should be doing next, what’s around the corner. This is all as it should be.  But could we be missing out on the opportunities that are right next to us? But sometimes – and I see…

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How to kickstart your organizational change

How to kickstart your organizational change

  This article by Michael Pollock was first published on Forbes.com You know your organization has to change to keep its edge. Whether it’s swifter product innovation, welding together silos, or restructuring to take advantage of new technology and changing distribution models, your bottom line…

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Organic change or disruptive change?  A teaser.

Organic change or disruptive change? A teaser.

So you’ve decided that for bringing your organization (or career) up to date, incremental organic change is the way to go. It’s so much easier that way. No big decisions have to get made. People can be allowed to stay in their comfort zones.  No…

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Making changes – at sea and in Hollywood

Making changes – at sea and in Hollywood

My Summer reading: Moby-Dick and F.Scott Fitzgerald. I’ve finally read Moby-Dick. Yes for the first time. My English schools were not big on American Lit. It’s rep was intimidating – especially the part about how people skip over big chunks where Ishmael/Melville expounds on whale species…

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It’s Not Just Businesses That Need Change Management — You Do Too

It’s Not Just Businesses That Need Change Management — You Do Too

  This article by Michael Pollock first appeared in forbes.com The rapid changes in media, distribution techniques, platforms and fickle consumer tastes have put the marketing communications hiring market into a state of turmoil. Companies want to hire leaders who are proven and experienced in…

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Change: incessant revolution, and silos of creative specialty

Change: incessant revolution, and silos of creative specialty

Should we fear change? Change is hard – but designing change can be fun. Organizational change or transition is particularly hard, and its success is rooted firmly on having a coherent and collaborative management team that shares a clear vision. One of the cycles that is…

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To bring your ideas to life – write them down

To bring your ideas to life – write them down

  Stefan Sagmeister’s classic 1996 poster for Warner Bros Music Inc. Art direction & design: Stefan Sagmeister. Photography: Timothy Greenfield Sanders   When you have an inkling that you want to change something: your career, your business, whatever – of course let things swirl around in your…

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Your career: a voyage of discovery

Your career: a voyage of discovery

  Many creative professionals are not only doing what they are doing now – but their minds are naturally trying to figure out what they will do next in their career. Will it be a natural progression from where they are now.  Will it be…

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How to Capitalize on Evolving Cultures in Creative Businesses

How to Capitalize on Evolving Cultures in Creative Businesses

Business owners can no longer command and control their employees. Today, it’s all about the team. [Article first published in Business Collective] The inherent complexity that underpins today’s digital products seems to have put an end to the age of the arrogant leader with the…

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