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In this week’s podcast episode, I talk to Ian Clawson about creative collaboration. In this interview, I ask him about tools for co-creation and what it looks like to create a culture where people give one another vital creative feedback. He has a book he co-wrote called Brave Together and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.

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About Ian Clawson

Ian Clawson is cofounder of BraveCore, cohost of the Lead with a Question podcast, and a regular contributor to Fast Company. An advisor to startups and accelerator programs, he has contributed to organizational growth through leadership coaching. Over the past decade, Clawson has led culture change initiatives in the healthcare industry. He is also cofounder of StoryCircle, a development studio focused on co-creation, partnering with Marvel story artists and world-building as a lead writer and story architect.

Early Praise for BRAVE TOGETHER

Brave Together is a groundbreaking book that challenges the status quo and offers a refreshing perspective on work, culture, and leadership. Chris Deaver and Ian Clawson invite readers on a transformative journey to break free from fear and embrace the power of co-creation. Through their innovative concepts like the Mirror Test and the Hero’s Sacrifice, they provide a roadmap for unleashing our collective potential and building a better future. Brave Together is a beacon of hope that empowers us to reimagine our experiences and embrace a new way of life. Get ready to be inspired and join the co-creation movement with this remarkable book. – Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, Thinkers50 #1 Executive Coach and New York Times bestselling author of The Earned Life, Triggers, and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Brave Together is an exhilarating exploration of genuine collaboration, where every voice matters and every idea is a potential catalyst for transformation. – Daniel H. Pink, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Drive, To Sell is Human, and The Power of Regret

The leadership we need in the future is not about command and control or maximizing shareholder value. It’s about inspiring hearts, unleashing human magic, and building purposeful organizations together. If, like I do, you believe this, you MUST read Brave Together as you will find that it is such a helpful guide on this journey. Thank you, Chris and Ian, for giving us such a precious companion! – Hubert Joly, former CEO of Best Buy, Harvard Business School faculty

Being brave is good but not enough. I have felt for a while now that the future needs to enter the athletic age. Brave Together helps us shrink down our ego and find ways to work as a team. It shows us how to harness the power of connection, co-creation, and most importantly selfless love, as we work together in unity. Thank you, Chris and Ian!” – Steve Young, NFL Hall of Fame, Super Bowl MVP Quarterback

John Spencer

My goal is simple. I want to make something each day. Sometimes I make things. Sometimes I make a difference. On a good day, I get to do both.More about me

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