Getting Work To Work is for creative entrepreneurs, storytellers, and change-makers to explore the creative and curious world of work through a podcast, documentary series, and newsletter.

The Weekly Podcast!

Want to learn more about your craft and how you get projects out of your head and into the world? You can hear topical monologues and conversations with creative entrepreneurs, storytellers, and change-makers each week. You can also search the podcast archives with over 650 episodes to enjoy.

"Tango with a Bear" with Paul Crosby (GWTW724)

It’s been a few years since I’ve thought about teams, but today’s guest opened the floodgates while simultaneously dismantling biases and explaining past negative experiences. Paul Crosby is one of the founders and the CEO of The Uncommon League, a training company that teaches people in unexpected ways to think, work, and learn differently. He’s also an author who has written several books on topics ranging from business analysis to positive conflict. In this conversation, Paul shares his curiosity about teams and how they work through friction, conflict, and collaboration. He also talks about The Uncommon League, how the name came about, and why they don’t settle for boring. We also touch on the importance of failure in growing in your life and work, how doubt is a natural component of the human experience, and the process he uses to write his books.

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Beyond What is Obvious (GWTW723)

There’s something special about people who make decisions that go against the grain of societal expectations. Whether we make those decisions out of necessity, frustration, depression, or some other motivation is less important than the willingness to embark on a new journey. Today’s episode is inspired by a quote from an excellent book by Patrick Bringley, All the Beauty in the World: The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Me. In the book, Bringley documents the loss of his brother to cancer, how he quit a dream job, and became a guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for ten years. It’s worth your time to help you examine your life, look beyond what is obvious, and find what is hidden.

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A Documentary Series!

For over six years, Getting Work To Work has existed only as a podcast, but some stories need to be seen AND heard. This short-form documentary series focuses on independent creators getting their work to work.

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