I spend many evenings and weekends volunteering at Stagecrafters, the theater company that performs at Royal Oak’s Baldwin Theatre. Whenever I’m directing a play, I see the effects in my work. It makes me more creative, opening my brain in unexpected ways. Directing especially makes me receptive to new ideas and teaches me how to accept and acknowledge them.
Many of my readers work in creative fields, like graphic design, advertising, film and broadcasting. Here’s an article I first wrote in 2008 with advice on how to manage creative people.