Design Leadership

A design leader is a human leader and functional expert who gives the business a competitive advantage by design.

A good leader achieves their purpose by serving others; be it your team, your peers, or your leadership. It is a privilege, and serious responsibility, to lead because it means other people are investing themselves in your purpose.

Team Leader

Bookstores have entire sections dedicated to leadership so I won't replicate that here. I find most of my inspiration in how I show up for my team by learning about Leadership Models in Nature

Orca, Lion, Bee

Functional Leader

As a functional expert I try to support these three pillars to create a healthy design practice:


Culture


Craft


Commerce

Culture

I believe culture can be designed by rewarding behavior that reinforces our values, intentional hiring, and clear performance management.

Supporting Elements

 

Craft

Making things that meet high quality standards requires learned skills applied in a repeatable process.

Supporting Elements

 

Commerce

Design is a business function built on creativity. The acts of research, ideation, and delivery are used to make an impact.

Supporting Elements