Tina Roth Eisenberg: Leading with Joy

Tina Roth Eisenberg: Leading with Joy

About this talk

As CEO of Creative Mornings, Tattly, and the newly launched Creative Guild, Tina Roth Eisenberg oversees some highly creative teams. Rather than follow traditional leadership practices, she’s writing her own rules that prioritize joy, generosity, and confetti. In this inspiring talk, Eisenberg explains how she’s building a workplace her employees are excited to go to every day, including:

  • The non-traditional interview questions she asks job candidates
  • How to show up to work as your authentic self, and help your team can do the same
  • How she infuses her workplace with surprise and delight

from 99U99U https://adobe.ly/2IMKG43

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Todd Yellin: Create a Culture of Iconoclasts

Todd Yellin: Create a Culture of Iconoclasts

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As VP of Product for Netflix and self-proclaimed “enabler of iconoclasts”, Todd Yellin leads the team that helps millions of people find something great to watch. In this talk, Yellin explains his unique approach to leadership, which includes:

  • Why leaders should never say never
  • How to empower your team to make decisions (and mistakes)
  • Why a simple hand-raise is fundamental to the diversity of voices and ideas at Netflix
  • Plus, what we can learn from Titus Andromedon, Michael Scott, and Paul Blart Mall Cop

from 99U99U https://adobe.ly/2KA5ssK

Tea Uglow: How to Lead When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

Tea Uglow: How to Lead When You Don’t Know What You’re Doing

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Tea Uglow gave herself a unique and imaginative title to match the unique and imaginative work she does at Google Creative Lab Sydney. As “Experimental Person-in-Charge”, she has worked with artists, writers, and performers on seven books, 17 websites, six apps, a feature film, three plays, two concerts, four museum exhibits, and a teddy bear that talks. In this talk, Uglow explains why her success as a leader is rooted not in what she knows, but in what she doesn’t know:

  • Why the best creative leaders value the skillsets they don’t have
  • Why creatives shouldn’t have to-do lists
  • And how her journey as a transgender woman shows that you can’t truly plan your life or career

from 99U99U https://adobe.ly/2ILYrA8

Tiffany Dufu: Drop the Ball Instead of Trying to Do It All

Tiffany Dufu: Drop the Ball Instead of Trying to Do It All

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Businesswoman and Drop the Ball author Tiffany Dufu may seem to do it all, but for years she hampered her own growth with the expectation that she must do it all—be the perfect woman, mother, wife, mentor, and author. In this talk, Dufu shares her manifesto on how doing less allowed her to feel more fulfilled. Her hard-won insights include:

  • Where unrealistic expectations for our work and personal lives are rooted
  • Why we need to ditch the to do list
  • Why the key to delegating is clear communication

from 99U99U https://adobe.ly/2KJVR2R

Ashleigh Axios: How Selfish Design Can Save the World

Ashleigh Axios: How Selfish Design Can Save the World

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After breaking ground in government as the creative director for the Obama White House, Ashleigh Axios is now working to democratize publishing at Automattic, the parent company of WordPress. In this passionate talk on the role of design in social change, Axios asks creatives to embrace the good feeling that comes from helping others, even if chasing that feeling can seem self-centered. Her primer to doing good with a creative skillset includes:

  • Why the problems that keep you up at night are your best motivators
  • How to scale your vision for a better world
  • And how the Obama White House empowered social change with impactful design

from 99U99U https://adobe.ly/2IPPgyy

Jason Mayden: Designing for the Next Generation of Superheroes

Jason Mayden: Designing for the Next Generation of Superheroes

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Whether working as the CEO behind Super Heroic, a mission-driven business focused on providing quality play-performance for children, or in his former life as Senior Global Design Director at Nike, Jason Mayden believes the mindset of playfulness can make heroes of us all. From the joy of Haribo gummy bears to Batman, Mayden’s true purpose is play and designing products that make the most vulnerable among us—children—embrace their inner hero. In this lively talk, Mayden shares:

  • How his incredible design career started with a 1-800 phone call
  • How he finds design motivation and inspiration in fatherhood
  • How design solutions can equip kids with empathy and kindness

from 99U99U https://adobe.ly/2KAFw03

Scott Belsky: Lessons from the Messy Middle of a Startup’s Journey

Scott Belsky: Lessons from the Messy Middle of a Startup’s Journey

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Behance and 99U co-founder Scott Belsky is often asked about the inception and acquisition of the companies. But the biggest lessons are found in the sometimes-messy, oftentimes-exciting, and always-challenging experience between those bookend moments. In this talk, Belsky shares his perspective on:

  • How to sustain momentum, and morale, during periods of uncertainty
  • Why resourcefulness is the ultimate future-proof skill
  • What circumstances inspire true innovation
  • And how to spot the best opportunities

from 99U99U https://adobe.ly/2lSooEZ