Doing the work and leading the work are very different things. When you make the transition from maker to manager, you give ownership of projects to your team even though you could do them yourself better and faster. You're juggling expectations from your manager, who wants consistent, predictable output from an inherently unpredictable creative process. And you're managing the pushback from your team of brilliant, headstrong, and possibly overqualified creatives.
Leading talented, creative people requires a different skill set than the one many management books offer. As a consultant to creative companies, Todd Henry knows firsthand what prevents creative leaders from guiding their teams to success, and in Herding Tigers he provides a bold new blueprint to help you be the leader your team needs. Learn to lead by influence instead of control. Discover how to create a stable culture that empowers your team to take bold creative risks. And learn how to fight to protect the time, energy, and resources they need to do their best work.
Full of stories and practical advice, Herding Tigers will give you the confidence and the skills to foster an environment where clients, management, and employees have a product they can be proud of and a process that works.
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Table of Contents
Introduction How to Draw Darth Vader 1
Chapter 1 What Creative People Need 13
Part 1 Your Mind-Set
Chapter 2 Stop Doing the Work 31
The Shift from Maker to Manager
Chapter 3 They Broke It, You Bought It 50
The Shift from "My Stuff" to "Our Stuff"
Chapter 4 Level Up 63
The Shift from Equals to Imbalance
Chapter 5 Lead Brilliance 78
The Shift from Peer to Coach
Part 2 Your Mechanics
Chapter 6 Earn the Right 97
Chapter 7 Prune Proactively 119
Shaping Your Culture
Chapter 8 Stay on Target 139
Harnessing Collective Focus
Chapter 9 Defend their Space 157
Managing Your Team's Margin
Chapter 10 Be the Muse 182
How to Spark Ideas
Chapter 11 Fight Well 204
How to Manage Conflict
Chapter 12 Be a Leader worth following 223
List of Rituals 243
Next Steps and Resources 249