Creative Inquiry | Blog

My thoughts (and others’) on managing people, strategy and design

The Surprising Truth About Motivation

To start us off, an entertaining bit about motivation:

The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Creative Leadership: A Conversation

Hello and welcome to the beginning of what I hope will be an interesting and inspiring conversation about the future of leadership in creative industries. This blog is part of an independent study looking at the next generation (Gen X) of creative industry managers, their strengths and the challenges they face.

Background: The Abridged Version
I’ve spent the last 10 years working with creatives as a marketer. As economic, social, and technological changes have redefined how we work (and how we want to work), I’ve seen many Gen X and Gen Y creatives become increasingly frustrated. Your frustration inspired me (sorry). So I headed off to grad school to examine and tinker with the place that management and creative process collide. This study is the capstone project of my masters degree and will be a foundation for my PhD work.

(Check out the Intent and About Me pages for Background: The Full Version)

What To Expect
Here we can create a dynamic conversation about the challenges facing Gen X creative managers. I will ask questions, provide resources, and offer insights and conclusions from my research. But I can’t do this alone, your input is an invaluable part of this process.

So creatives, please join me in creating this knowledge: comment, question, challenge, incite, tell stories, share your truths, post links, converse, engage.