* These topics can be modified to specifically address the needs of either design firms or in-house corporate/creative teams.
CREATIVE TEAM MANAGEMENT
WE GOT SKILLZ.
How to get, gain and retain the knowledge and skill to becoming a great designer. Not everyone can do this - pencils, sketchbooks and degrees; we are true artists.
WE ARE NOT WHO YOU THINK WE ARE.
How to define your roles and set expectations within the organization. We are creative problem solvers.
CAN I GET A SEAT AT THE TABLE?
How to establish credibility with the organization's key stakeholders and becoming creative strategist within the organization's structure. Establishing values for performance as owners and leaders within the business.
CAN’T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
How to build, manage and work relationships with internal and external business partners. Understand how to "managing up" to get the most from your management. "Set up to build up".
CREATIVE TEAM LEADERSHIP
ANOTHER CORPORATE TEMPLATE?
How to feed your teams creative hunger and keep them motivated. Driving innovative creative. Keeping your designers inspired and motivated.
TEAMWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK.
The goal is more important than the role. Building a "big picture" mentality. Learning that its all about the team. Giving up personal agendas for the overall success of the team.
WHERE DO I FIT?
How to place and get the most out of your individuals. Putting people in the right places to get the most out of them. You must know your team, know the situation, know the player to get results. Understanding your role on the team.
DON’T GET LOST.
Great vision precedes great achievement. Setting visions. Sharing visions. Keeping your teams focused on that vision.