The Crazy One

By Stephen Gates

The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates gives you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the world's biggest and innovative companies. Recognized with 2020 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Technology podcast, Inside Design’s #1 favorite design podcast, How Design Live #1 design leadership podcast, Springboard’s #1 must-listen UX design podcast and more.

  1. 1.
    Ep 116 Creativity: Understanding the new imposter syndrome triggers from remote work
    47:17
  2. 2.
    Ep 115 Leadership: How to write an effective and unbiased job description
    37:11
  3. 3.
    Ep 114 Career: Overcoming fear and self-doubt
    41:51
  4. 4.
    Ep 113 Career: Understanding the 2021 job market
    35:48
  5. 5.
    Ep 112 #ShareTheMicNow: The Power of Youth in Redesigning Systems by Antionette Carroll
    53:49
  6. 6.
    Ep 111 #ShareTheMicNow: Dismantling White Supremacy in Design by Antionette Carroll
    48:53
  7. 7.
    Ep 110 Creativity: 'Metallica’s rock ‘n roll insights on creativity and leadership’ from HOW Design Live 2020
    50:59
  8. 8.
    Ep 109 Creativity: ’Hope is not a strategy’ keynote from HOW Design Live 2020
    48:17
  1. 9.
    Ep 108 Memorial: The life and lessons of my father, David Gates
    40:16
  2. 10.
    Ep 107 Career: How to outsmart the broken recruiting system
    37:38
  3. 11.
    Ep 106 Career: How to build a personal brand people will love to hate
    45:31
  4. 12.
    Ep 105 Career: How to negotiate salary and job offers
    34:58
  5. 13.
    Ep 104 #ShareTheMicNow: Working in Tech While Black Part 1 by Jackie Velasquez Ross, Dorcie Lovinsky, and Christian Clark
    36:48
  6. 14.
    Ep 103 Leadership: Why creating organization and cultural change is so hard
    32:22
  7. 15.
    Ep 102 #ShareTheMicNow: I Dare You to Care by Sylvia Baffour
    27:23
  8. 16.
    Ep 101 #ShareTheMicNow: Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman in conversation
    1:00:06
  9. 17.
    Joining #ShareTheMicNow
    10:35
  10. 18.
    Ep 100 Career: Rejecting your life's invisible scripts
    43:08
  11. 19.
    Amazing Design People List: Find a job, a mentor, and some hope.
    3:25
  12. 20.
    Ep 99 Career: The 8 habits of successful people
    42:02
  13. 21.
    Ep 98 Career: What to do if you get laid off
    29:42
  14. 22.
    The Crazy One is now on YouTube
    2:07
  15. 23.
    Ep 97 Career: How to deal with change.
    35:20
  16. 24.
    How I'm finding hope in these difficult times.
    21:26
  17. 25.
    Ep 96 Career: Insights from the Design Imposter Syndrome Crazy One Conversations.
    38:33
  18. 26.
    Ep 95 Career: How to create a standout portfolio.
    42:38
  19. 27.
    Ep 94 Creativity: The lost art of boredom.
    19:00
  20. 28.
    Ep 93 Career: Why you have to build and maintain a personal support system.
    44:25
  21. 29.
    Ep 92 Career: How to deal with difficult and creativity killing people
    49:08
  22. 30.
    Ep 91 Career: The critical difference between design vs. creativity
    26:27
  23. 31.
    Ep 90 Career: The real reason why you aren't getting promoted.
    39:25
  24. 32.
    Ep 89 Career: Trends in recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best talent.
    43:18
  25. 33.
    Ep 88 Creativity: Trust is the key to everything.
    50:51
  26. 34.
    Ep 87 Creativity: Supporting and empowering introverts
    51:43
  27. 35.
    Ep 86 Career: How to make peace with yourself to improve your creativity.
    41:07
  28. 36.
    Ep 85 Creativity: How to get and give better creative feedback
    48:36
  29. 37.
    Ep 84 Design: The need for ethical design
    38:50
  30. 38.
    Ep 83 Leadership: Your leadership maturity level, persona and communication style
    46:17
  31. 39.
    Ep 82 Conference talk: ’The Future is Creative’ keynote from HOW Design Live 2019
    55:03
  32. 40.
    Ep 81 Conference talk: ‘Why innovation is rarely authorized’ panel from HOW Design 2019
    49:00
  33. 41.
    Ep 80 Emotional intelligence: How to find and restore your confidence
    40:45
  34. 42.
    Ep 79 Listener questions: Design operations, start-ups, company “purpose", your career and building a team.
    38:07
  35. 43.
    Ep 78 Teamwork: How improv can make your team more creative
    32:14
  36. 44.
    Ep 77 Conference talk: ‘Building an In-House Design Powerhouse’ keynote from SXSW 2019
    1:01:46
  37. 45.
    Ep 76 Creativity: Why cognitive bias is the real problem with your work.
    35:15
  38. 46.
    Ep 75 Career: How to survive corporate politics with grace and integrity
    44:42
  39. 47.
    Ep 74 Methodologies: Design Thinking isn't bullsh*t. The way you apply it is.
    28:06
  40. 48.
    Ep 73 Listener questions: Design leadership, office environments, design authority. conflict and sharing.
    31:03
  41. 49.
    Ep 72 Leadership: How to create REAL innovation
    47:44
  42. 50.
    Ep 71 Career: How to become a digital product designer
    50:16

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