Is listening the most important skill a creative manager can have?

If you’re an independent contributor (IC) on a creative team in tech or in a tech-adjacent field—like writing, design, or video—your direct manager also likely has a background in a creative area. Many writing managers are (or were) also writers; many design managers are (or were) product designers themselves. This isn’t always the case, of course. Some designers report to product managers, for example, and … Continue reading Is listening the most important skill a creative manager can have?

A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #38: Let Music Transport You

One of the easiest ways to change your mood, energy level, stress level, spiritual state, and overall well-being takes only about five minutes. Music has the ability to stir your soul in ways that no other art form can. It can soothe jangled nerves, make you smile, stir your loins, release your spirit, and help you to remember who you are and what the heck … Continue reading A Year of Natural Health & Beauty Tip #38: Let Music Transport You