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Welcome to the Press Start Leadership Podcast, your ultimate guide to unlocking your leadership potential in the dynamic world of the video game industry. Join me, Christopher Mifsud, a seasoned industry professional with two decades of experience leading and nurturing teams for renowned digital creative companies worldwide.

This podcast is your secret weapon in an industry that often promotes talented individuals without providing the necessary leadership training. Drawing from my personal experiences and dedicated investment in top-tier coaches and programs, I've successfully bridged the gap in leadership development. I'm excited to share these invaluable insights with a broader audience, empowering you in the video game industry.

Whether you're a video game industry pro or aspiring to lead a creative product and development team, this show is designed to help you maximize your team's potential and embrace your role as a visionary leader. Together, we'll explore proven strategies, industry trends, and personal anecdotes that will give you the competitive edge you need.

Are you ready to level up your leadership skills and excel in the vibrant world of video game development? Join us on the Press Start Leadership Podcast and let's begin this transformative journey. Just Press Start!

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Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Unlock the full potential of your game development team with our deep dive into SMART goals, the leadership tool that's changing the game. Get ready to transform vague aspirations into strategic wins as we reveal how to apply the Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound framework to your projects. From pinpointing critical objectives to fostering a culture of continuous improvement, this episod...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Unlock the secret to economic stability and growth in the indie game industry with our expert-guided exploration into the world of financial literacy. As your host, I'm lifting the veil on the often-intimidating realm of budgets and fiscal responsibility, demonstrating how every choice made by designers and developers can steer a studio's financial future. This week's episode is a treasure trove of strategies an...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Unlock the secrets behind the transformative power of leadership retreats with your host, Christopher Mifsud, on the Press Start Leadership Podcast. Dive with us into the heart of game studio success as we reveal how stepping back from daily operations allows for strategic innovation and strengthening of leadership skills. Our latest episode is not just another meeting agenda; it's a playbook for elevating your ...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Have you ever considered why some video games leave an indelible mark on your heart, while others fade into obscurity? Unlock the secrets behind the most impactful games as we explore the 'Start With Why' philosophy, guided by the insights of Simon Sinek and applied to the pulsating world of video game development. Our conversation takes you through the Golden Circle framework, showing how a clear mission can ig...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Ready to transform your video game concept into a captivating pitch that wins hearts and opens wallets? This week on Press Start Leadership Podcast, we equip you with the strategies to craft a pitch that will resonate with every stakeholder in the gaming industry. From publishers to gamers, you'll learn to tailor your presentation, weaving the essence of your game with its market appeal to create a compelling st...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Ever wondered how to command the room in the vibrant and fast-paced world of game development? Strap in for an empowering ride as we share the secrets to a robust executive presence that's tailor-made for the gaming industry. We're peeling back the curtain on the makings of true leadership gravitas – the kind that radiates confidence and authority through informed decision-making and emotional intelligence. You'...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Embark on a transformative journey through the indie game development cosmos with our latest podcast episode, where we lay out a comprehensive blueprint for crafting a game that's both creatively fulfilling and commercially successful. From the initial spark of inspiration to the electric buzz of launch day, we navigate every twist and turn of the indie game creation process. As your guide, I promise to equip yo...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Are you ready to catapult your indie game into the limelight? This week's Press Start Leadership Podcast is your ticket to turning the dream into reality. We'll unlock the treasure trove of marketing strategies that have powered games like Firewatch, Among Us, and Hollow Knight to stellar success. Discover how to pinpoint your audience, weave a captivating narrative, and foster a community that buzzes with excit...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Embark on a voyage through the dynamic world of the video game industry, where the role of leadership is constantly being redefined by the tides of technology and innovation. This episode is your compass, guiding you through the tumultuous seas of mobile and cloud gaming, esports, and virtual reality, equipping you with the mindset and tools to become a beacon of success. From visionary thinking to emotional int...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Unlock the secrets of creating worlds that live beyond the screen with your guide, Christopher Mifsud. This episode is a treasure map for indie game developers eager to weave their narratives through the rich tapestry of transmedia storytelling. Learn to captivate hearts and minds by harnessing the power of emotional resonance, ensuring your game's story lingers with your audience across novels, comics, and beyo...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Unlock the secrets to building a resilient, innovative team in the gaming industry with a deep dive into emotional intelligence on the Press Start Leadership Podcast. I'm your host, Christopher Mifsud, and this week we're tackling the powerhouse combination of leadership and emotional intelligence—how it's transforming the way we guide our teams through the pressures of game development. From understanding the i...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Are you ready to navigate the volatile waves of the gaming industry with the poise of a seasoned captain? Set sail with us as we chart a course through the turbulent waters of resilient leadership, where potential pitfalls are transformed into stepping stones for success. This week, we're sharing the battle-tested strategies and wisdom that will arm you for the journey ahead. We discuss the fine art of turning s...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Embark on a journey through the intricate arena of negotiation in the gaming industry with our latest Press Start Leadership podcast. As your guide, I'm bringing you the insider strategies to not only survive but thrive during economic shake-ups. We're talking about harnessing empathy, crystal-clear objectives, and the art of strategic flexibility. Get ready to arm yourself with tools that will help you lock dow...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Imagine you had the blueprint to not just lead, but to lead with intention, instilling your core values into every decision and action you take. That's precisely what we're sharing—insider methods to define and harness the power of your leadership values, and how to mold these principles into clear, achievable goals. In this enlightening episode, we welcome thought leaders to the conversation, sharing their rich...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!How will your game studio weather the economic storm and come out on top? Strap in as Christopher Mifsud, your guide through the tumultuous world of video game development, shares a battle plan for surviving the industry's tough economic climate. This episode is packed with survival strategies for the next six to 18 months, addressing the harsh reality of layoffs, funding crunches, and elusive publishing deals. ...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Unlock the synergy within your video game development team and bring groundbreaking experiences to life, as this week's Press Start Leadership podcast peels back the layers on successful team collaboration. Your host, Christopher Mifsud, shares the playbook on how to harness creativity, technology, and storytelling, transforming them into immersive experiences that captivate players. Embark on a journey that exp...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Embark on a journey to the heart of game development with the wisdom of Christopher Mifsud, as we navigate the twists and turns of keeping your game's vision in the crosshairs. With a treasure map in hand, we chart a course through the tumultuous seas of video game creation, from the spark of an initial idea to the triumph of launch day. In this episode, Christopher Mifsud shares his legendary insights on defini...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Are your leadership strategies primed to score big in the game development arena? Tune in as I, Christopher Mifsud, unravel the playbook for weaving strategic, achievable goals into the fabric of your video game studio's culture. With the SMART framework as our compass, we dissect the art of setting objectives that resonate with the dynamic pulse of the industry. We examine the need for a deep understanding of y...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Unlock the secrets to redefining your leadership and team dynamics in the game development industry with me, Christopher Mifsud. In our latest episode of Press Start Leadership Podcast, you won't just hear about the transformative power of reflection; you'll learn how to harness it to catapult your professional growth and propel your team to new heights. We celebrate the wins, dissect the failures, and offer a t...
Tell us what you thought of the episode and any topics you would like us to cover!Unlock the full potential of your indie game studio with our latest Press Start Leadership Podcast episode, where we dive into the nuts and bolts of business development for indie developers. If you've ever wondered how to turn your creative passion into a profitable venture, this is your go-to resource. We're peeling back the layers of strategic planning, financial management, and marketing mastery, all tailore...
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