A Fresh Way To Look At Your To-Do List, Inspired By Leonardo DaVinci

From Leonardo’s notebooks. And yes, it’s mirror writing.   To-do lists are part of our well-organized lives, right? Or do we just think they should be? The internet throws us so very many apps that will corral and perfect our languishing to-do lists. Some people love them, but many creative minds find them stultifying and […]

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Why You Should Create A Vision Statement For Your Own Career

This article by Michael Pollock was first published on forbes.com As a smart, creative professional, you know all too well what it is to have a vision for your brand, product or movie. But do you have a vision for yourself? Do you have any idea how you want your own career to develop? What […]

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A testimonial: I made great, recognizable strides under his guidance

I serendipitously discovered Michael while doing deep internet research in pursuit of a solution to a career quandary. I was feeling stuck, frustrated, and stymied – and I wanted guidance on how parlay my work experience thus far into a new chapter. I wanted to feel inspired, directed, and hopeful again. From the onset of […]

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Why do creative pros look for coaching help?

The things that are keeping you up at night are most likely not unique to you. The particulars are yours and yours alone – but they probably fall into a category that has kept others awake watching that digital clock move oh-so-slowly from 3 am to 4am in the uncaring darkness. I am naturally very […]

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Don’t let your new job title become a disappointment

Just because you like being ECD, or COO or SVP Design Director in one place doesn’t mean that a like-titled job somewhere else will be the same. Just because you feel you should have your boss’s title doesn’t mean you’ll be happy when you get it. Titles on their own tell you remarkably little about the actual job. […]

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Moving up? Overwhelmed by email?

Email inundation is a particular issue for people who have made a leap forward in their careers and whose new roles expose them to vast new volumes of communications. The wonderful new “flat” org structures lead to everyone wanting to know everything that is going on. This does have some merit, as every little piece of design, strategy, tactics, execution […]

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Managing your career within the organization. Don’t let the company hierarchy hold you back.

Company hierarchies as laid out on org charts can seem stifling;  but they needn’t be. The org  framework gives you a clear guide for your own navigation and success – all you have to do is search for the win-win opportunities at each level. You have to manage up on the chart. You have to […]

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New Year plans? Don’t just set a start date

Creative professionals start the year open and excited to new possibilities and to moving ahead to what is next. In recent days I’ve heard from creative pros who want:  “to transition into …”;  “to establish …”;  “to consider options;” “to seek a new job and career that fulfills me;” “to know how best to present myself. I have ideas, […]

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