This week we talk to Todd Henry about developing your authentic voice
Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of three books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, and Louder Than Words) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.
His book Die Empty was named by Amazon.com as one of the best books of 2013.
His latest book, Louder Than Words, is about how to develop an authentic voice that resonates and creates impact. Bestselling author Tom Rath called it “…one of the best guides to living a meaningful life I have ever read
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In This Interview Todd and I Discuss…
- The One You Feed parable
- Stepping fully into the path in front of us
- Feeding the bad wolf of fear
- The meaning of mediocrity
- Choosing comfort over greatness
- How we think if we are the right path everything will be easy
- The myth of overnight success
- How it takes time to develop our talents
- The aspiration gap
- The “Voice Engine”
- Identity, Vision and Mastery
- Using the 50 Notables
- How Compassionate Anger can be a marker of something we care about
- Noticing when we are moved emotionally
- What gives you irrational hope?
- How authenticity means putting some skin in the game
- The two words he uses to describe the most successful people
- Stepping away from the work to see the bigger picture
- Staying battle ready
- The conflicting desires of recognition and camouflage
- The lifelong process of developing your voice
- Comparision and Competition
- How every creative career and project has a “U” shape
Todd Henry Links