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Creative Confidence Podcast

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Creative Confidence Podcast

Creative Confidence Podcast

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IDEO U’s Creative Confidence Series features conversations with today’s most inspiring change makers and industry leaders who believe in creating positive impact through design. Host Suzanne Gibbs Howard, IDEO U founder and dean, speaks with guests about how they approach challenges through creative problem solving. Through their stories and insights, we hope to further support our global community in tackling their everyday workplace challenges. IDEO U is an online school where anyone can unlock their creative potential, discover more at IDEOU.com.

Latest Episodes

Generating Better Ideas: Brendan Boyle

Brendan Boyle, IDEO partner and founder of the IDEO Play Lab, joined us on the Creative Confidence Podcast to share how to bring more playfulness into your work. Get into a creative mindset and generate an abundance of new ideas with his favorite creative warm ups and group activities. See more on the IDEO U blog.

46 MIN4 d ago
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Generating Better Ideas: Brendan Boyle

Effective Storytelling at Work: Zena Barakat & Brian Janosch

Resident IDEO storytellers Zena Barakat and Brian Janosch talk about the importance of stories in the world of business and innovation. Learn how to get started weaving stories into your work today with real life examples and tips for using stories in common business scenarios. Learn how to create a story brief, explore different mediums, and create multiple versions of your story to gather feedback from others in our 5-week online course Storytelling for Influence: https://ideo.to/Yjfodp

43 MIN1 w ago
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Effective Storytelling at Work: Zena Barakat & Brian Janosch

Bringing out Creativity in Others: Rochael Adranly

Rochael Adranly, IDEO partner and general counsel, has spent her career finding the balance between the rules-based world of law and the ambiguous, non-rules-based world of design. In this Creative Confidence Podcast episode, she shares how to bring out the natural creativity in others and encourage colleagues to be your partners in innovation—instead of your roadblocks.

45 MIN2019 DEC 18
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Bringing out Creativity in Others: Rochael Adranly

Identifying Business Potential: Kanyi Maqubela

As a venture capital investor at Collaborative Fund and Kindred Ventures, Kanyi Maqubela has invested in dozens of companies—including Lyft, Kickstarter, Beyond Meat, and Blue Bottle Coffee—and evaluated hundreds more. He seeks out founders and businesses that are not only addressing a market need, but have the potential to reinvent our future. In this episode of our Creative Confidence Podcast, he shares the elements he looks for to signal a strong business idea, an impactful leader, and a collaborative team. Build your leadership abilities in our course Leading for Creativity, and learn how to design prototypes to test and iterate business ideas in Designing a Business: https://ideo.to/XX94SR

45 MIN2019 DEC 3
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Identifying Business Potential: Kanyi Maqubela

People and Culture at Scale: Margo Downs

People and culture leader Margo Downs joined us for an episode of the Creative Confidence Series to share lessons learned from her years as a leader in people operations at Stitch Fix, Starbucks, and lululemon athletica—companies well known for their distinctive cultures. We dove into the building blocks of culture, her framework for operationalizing culture at scale, and how to impact culture regardless of your seniority or title.

36 MIN2019 NOV 18
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People and Culture at Scale: Margo Downs

Adopting a Musical Mindset: Michael Hendrix

An IDEO partner and global director of design, he’s also a lifelong musician and associate professor at the Berklee College of Music. He’s spent many years studying the shared mindsets of musicians and designers and is in the midst of writing a book on the subject to come out next year. He joined us on the Creative Confidence Series to share more about what the business world can learn from the musical one. To learn tactics for experimentation and generating new ideas, check out IDEO U's 5-week online course From Ideas to Action: https://ideo.to/fFtiIN

43 MIN2019 NOV 8
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Adopting a Musical Mindset: Michael Hendrix

Scaling a Business with Heart: Sheryl O'Loughlin

Suz chats with Sheryl O’Loughlin who says there’s a dark side to entrepreneurship, but it’s possible to run a startup in a healthy, joyful way. In this conversation, we dive into Sheryl’s vast experience as a CEO, founder, mentor, and advisor to pull out key lessons she’s learned at critical moments in her career. Walk away with tips for launching and growing a successful business while maintaining a fulfilled life.

43 MIN2019 OCT 23
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Scaling a Business with Heart: Sheryl O'Loughlin

What Leaders Need to Thrive in Uncertainty: Tim Brown

Tim Brown, IDEO Chair and former CEO of IDEO for 19 years, shares his perspective on the qualities necessary for creative leaders in today’s unpredictable business and economic conditions. He discusses what we can do to find the opportunity in ambiguity and design and build better systems to meet the needs of the future.

46 MIN2019 OCT 11
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What Leaders Need to Thrive in Uncertainty: Tim Brown

How to Create Winning Strategies: Roger Martin

Roger Martin is a bit of a legend in the strategy world. His book Playing to Win, written with former Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley, is a favorite in business schools. And decades of work consulting with some of the world’s most recognizable companies have cemented his place as one of today’s leading business thinkers. In this conversation, get an inside look at Roger’s approach to business strategy and hear about our newest course, Designing Strategy: https://ideo.to/u3xSQA

46 MIN2019 SEP 20
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How to Create Winning Strategies: Roger Martin

Tackle Your Journey Map Roadblocks: Melanie Bell-Mayeda

How do you evolve a customer journey map from a tool that inspires and explains to one that creates action? In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, hear tips for this and other service design challenges, and learn how IDEO Partner and Managing Director Melanie Bell-Mayeda and her team are evolving the practice of service design with stories from the latest work at IDEO. She expands on the lessons she teaches in our Human-Centered Service Design course with tips for moving from a high-level and inspiring customer journey map toward real action, breaking a massive service design challenge into more manageable parts, and picking the right moment that matters in a customer journey. Learn more about our online course, Human-Centered Service Design: https://ideo.to/u9u072

45 MIN2019 SEP 7
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Tackle Your Journey Map Roadblocks: Melanie Bell-Mayeda

Latest Episodes

Generating Better Ideas: Brendan Boyle

Brendan Boyle, IDEO partner and founder of the IDEO Play Lab, joined us on the Creative Confidence Podcast to share how to bring more playfulness into your work. Get into a creative mindset and generate an abundance of new ideas with his favorite creative warm ups and group activities. See more on the IDEO U blog.

46 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Generating Better Ideas: Brendan Boyle

Effective Storytelling at Work: Zena Barakat & Brian Janosch

Resident IDEO storytellers Zena Barakat and Brian Janosch talk about the importance of stories in the world of business and innovation. Learn how to get started weaving stories into your work today with real life examples and tips for using stories in common business scenarios. Learn how to create a story brief, explore different mediums, and create multiple versions of your story to gather feedback from others in our 5-week online course Storytelling for Influence: https://ideo.to/Yjfodp

43 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Effective Storytelling at Work: Zena Barakat & Brian Janosch

Bringing out Creativity in Others: Rochael Adranly

Rochael Adranly, IDEO partner and general counsel, has spent her career finding the balance between the rules-based world of law and the ambiguous, non-rules-based world of design. In this Creative Confidence Podcast episode, she shares how to bring out the natural creativity in others and encourage colleagues to be your partners in innovation—instead of your roadblocks.

45 MIN2019 DEC 18
Comments
Bringing out Creativity in Others: Rochael Adranly

Identifying Business Potential: Kanyi Maqubela

As a venture capital investor at Collaborative Fund and Kindred Ventures, Kanyi Maqubela has invested in dozens of companies—including Lyft, Kickstarter, Beyond Meat, and Blue Bottle Coffee—and evaluated hundreds more. He seeks out founders and businesses that are not only addressing a market need, but have the potential to reinvent our future. In this episode of our Creative Confidence Podcast, he shares the elements he looks for to signal a strong business idea, an impactful leader, and a collaborative team. Build your leadership abilities in our course Leading for Creativity, and learn how to design prototypes to test and iterate business ideas in Designing a Business: https://ideo.to/XX94SR

45 MIN2019 DEC 3
Comments
Identifying Business Potential: Kanyi Maqubela

People and Culture at Scale: Margo Downs

People and culture leader Margo Downs joined us for an episode of the Creative Confidence Series to share lessons learned from her years as a leader in people operations at Stitch Fix, Starbucks, and lululemon athletica—companies well known for their distinctive cultures. We dove into the building blocks of culture, her framework for operationalizing culture at scale, and how to impact culture regardless of your seniority or title.

36 MIN2019 NOV 18
Comments
People and Culture at Scale: Margo Downs

Adopting a Musical Mindset: Michael Hendrix

An IDEO partner and global director of design, he’s also a lifelong musician and associate professor at the Berklee College of Music. He’s spent many years studying the shared mindsets of musicians and designers and is in the midst of writing a book on the subject to come out next year. He joined us on the Creative Confidence Series to share more about what the business world can learn from the musical one. To learn tactics for experimentation and generating new ideas, check out IDEO U's 5-week online course From Ideas to Action: https://ideo.to/fFtiIN

43 MIN2019 NOV 8
Comments
Adopting a Musical Mindset: Michael Hendrix

Scaling a Business with Heart: Sheryl O'Loughlin

Suz chats with Sheryl O’Loughlin who says there’s a dark side to entrepreneurship, but it’s possible to run a startup in a healthy, joyful way. In this conversation, we dive into Sheryl’s vast experience as a CEO, founder, mentor, and advisor to pull out key lessons she’s learned at critical moments in her career. Walk away with tips for launching and growing a successful business while maintaining a fulfilled life.

43 MIN2019 OCT 23
Comments
Scaling a Business with Heart: Sheryl O'Loughlin

What Leaders Need to Thrive in Uncertainty: Tim Brown

Tim Brown, IDEO Chair and former CEO of IDEO for 19 years, shares his perspective on the qualities necessary for creative leaders in today’s unpredictable business and economic conditions. He discusses what we can do to find the opportunity in ambiguity and design and build better systems to meet the needs of the future.

46 MIN2019 OCT 11
Comments
What Leaders Need to Thrive in Uncertainty: Tim Brown

How to Create Winning Strategies: Roger Martin

Roger Martin is a bit of a legend in the strategy world. His book Playing to Win, written with former Procter & Gamble CEO A.G. Lafley, is a favorite in business schools. And decades of work consulting with some of the world’s most recognizable companies have cemented his place as one of today’s leading business thinkers. In this conversation, get an inside look at Roger’s approach to business strategy and hear about our newest course, Designing Strategy: https://ideo.to/u3xSQA

46 MIN2019 SEP 20
Comments
How to Create Winning Strategies: Roger Martin

Tackle Your Journey Map Roadblocks: Melanie Bell-Mayeda

How do you evolve a customer journey map from a tool that inspires and explains to one that creates action? In this episode of our Creative Confidence Series, hear tips for this and other service design challenges, and learn how IDEO Partner and Managing Director Melanie Bell-Mayeda and her team are evolving the practice of service design with stories from the latest work at IDEO. She expands on the lessons she teaches in our Human-Centered Service Design course with tips for moving from a high-level and inspiring customer journey map toward real action, breaking a massive service design challenge into more manageable parts, and picking the right moment that matters in a customer journey. Learn more about our online course, Human-Centered Service Design: https://ideo.to/u9u072

45 MIN2019 SEP 7
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Tackle Your Journey Map Roadblocks: Melanie Bell-Mayeda
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