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18. Artist Jony Ive

Jony Ive, Chief Design Officer at Apple, joins Ken Kinard and Michael Boyes by way of a commercial for the book Designed by Apple in California. What does Jony teach us about the “Artist” role in the creative process? “Designed by Apple in California” Chronicles 20 Years of Apple Design (video) Designed by Apple in California (book) Ken Kinard of Accent Interactive Michael Boyes of Credo Consulting Creativity Labs

17. Conversations, Mistakes, Success

Ken Kinard and Michael Boyes take in the year in review, discussing their favorite conversations, mistakes, and successes in 2016. Topics include the trap of the fixed mindset with Jack Conte, saying “fro” in a training session, and what happens when generosity conflicts with capitalism. Ken Kinard of Accent Interactive Michael Boyes of Credo Consulting Jack Conte of Pomplamoose and Patreon at the XOXO Festival (2013) Creativity Labs including a 31 Day Creativity Challenge

16. Diversity for the Right Reasons

Michael Boyes and Ken Kinard discuss diversity in the workplace. Should we promote diversity for its own sake? We are told that diversity in the workplace is important, so what’s the value of the value? The Road to Character by David Brooks Why Diversity Programs Fail What, Me Care? Young Are Less Empathetic? Diversity Policies Rarely Make Companies Fairer, and They feel Threatening to White Men Amy Schumer Slammed for Beyonce Parody She Calls Tribute Mike Boyes: Credo Consulting Ken Kinard: Accent Interactive and KenKinard.com

15. Explorer (Steve Jobs)

Drawing from the life of Steve Jobs, Ken Kinard introduces the first role in the creative process: the explorer. He explains how mastering this role will boost your creativity and help you get better results in your work. For more information about our creativity workshops, see: A Creative Kick in the Pants Periwinkle: the color we couldn’t remember Breakout Team Building at Credo Consulting Creativity Labs

14. Multiples?

Ken and Mike continue their trajectory about learning to be creative in a discussion about multiple intelligences. Not the Creative Type? How Then Will You keep Up? by Michael Boyes of Credo Consulting Photo of Mike not wearing an Angry Birds t-shirt Ken Kinard of Accent Interactive Creativity Labs, our series of experiential training workshops designed to help teams be more creative and productive together.

13. Learning Creativity

Back from vacation, Ken tells Mike about a conversation with a psychologist about whether creativity can be learned, which prompted him to look into learning styles. The result is a practical approach to creativity for leaders and teachers. Can Creativity Be Taught? by Ken Kinard Michael Boyes of Credo Consulting Ken Kinard of Accent Interactive

12. Managing Work Work Remotely

Ken and Mike review an interview with Barbara Giammona, a master manager and communicator from Schneider Electric Process Automation. She has wisdom about how to adapt to the globalization in the workplace, managing remote workers, and what it takes to succeed in a decentralized or virtual office. Barbara Giammona Michael Boyes of Credo Consulting Ken Kinard of Accent Interactive

11. Lancers For the Win

Part 2 of a two-part series on the Freelance Lifestyle. Ken cues up interviews from two freelancers in New York City: Meaghan Ritchey and April Greene. We explore how freelancers are living the lives of executives and the impact it has on vacation, family, security, and the community. Check out Credo Consulting’s newly revised presentation skills program for leaders and sales people: Present, Persuade, Perform: Presentation Skills for Leaders Meaghan Ritchey of Curator Magazine April Greene Mike Boyes of Credo Consulting Ken Kinard of Accent Interactive

10. Nice Lance. You Free?

Ken mixes it up on Mike by interviewing two New York City freelancers and bringing the recordings into the studio to get his reaction. As more people are going independent, the way work gets done is changing. Whether you are a freelancer, are considering becoming one, or hire freelancers, you’re going to learn something here. This episode of WorkWise was almost sponsored by Accent Interactive, a creative marketing firm where creativity means business. Meaghan Ritchey of Curator Magazine April Greene Mike Boyes of Credo Consulting Ken Kinard of Accent Interactive

9. That’s Not Fair

Ken Kinard and Mike Boyes talk about just what’s fair in the workplace, and how to lead team members with equity, if not equality. Kellogg’s Cereal Boxes Freddie Gray’s Death in Baltimore, Maryland Parable of Laborers in the Vineyard in Matthew 20 Mike Boyes: Credo Consulting Ken Kinard: Accent Interactive

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