Leadership

Creating a Culture of Learning

Creating a Culture of Learning

Many organizations grow "barnacles" that drag on the company's ability to evolve and innovate at scale. These barnacles develop as leaders and employees sleep-walk through the motions of growing the business.

The antidote? Creating a culture of learning.

Practical Ways To Apply Design Thinking to Leadership

Practical Ways To Apply Design Thinking to Leadership

There’s still a lingering belief that design thinking is only applicable to designers or those in product development. This couldn’t be further from the truth! You can apply design thinking to any role, title or industry.

Let’s focus on how to apply attributes of design thinking to leadership, from the minutia of everyday decision making to the complexity of untangling big problems.

The Power of Doubt

The Power of Doubt

Milton Glaser is a designer, artist, teacher and thinker.  He's also an advocate of inquiring about meaning, and encouraging us to be mindful of slipping into surface-level observations and assumptions. He tackles a topic most designers and leaders avoid: the power of doubt.

Disabling Your Ego for Better Design

Disabling Your Ego for Better Design

Our egos are tricksters. We’re easily fooled into thinking our emotional response — our personal preferences as designers and leaders — will inherently match everyone else’s. But if our goal is to create things other people will use and genuinely enjoy, retrofitting the wants and needs of our audience into the constraints of our preferences is a fantastic way to fail.