Couple of years ago I had the great opportunity to get introduced to Scott Belsky‘s work. Scott is the founder and CEO of Behance, publisher of the fantastic site 99u.com and the author of the remarkable book Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality (Amazon affiliate link). This book has been a huge influence for me and I highly recommend it.
Scott has studied the habits of especially productive individuals and teams across different industries, and in his book he compiled the principles and techniques they shared with him, while presenting a systematic approach to creative organization and productivity.
In this excellent TEDx Talk, Scott goes over some of the key points of his research and describes how you can get better organized and focused on execution; the role that community plays on getting traction behind your ideas, and how to develop leadership capabilities needed to make ideas happen.