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Inspiration Readings

Watch “Leading with Empathy” with Andy Stanley

In times of uncertainty and disruption, the people around us need to know we care. How do we lead with empathy and compassion?

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Inspiration Readings

Watch “Leading with Clarity” with Andy Stanley

People crave certainty! But in times of uncertainty, clarity is the next best thing to certainty. In times of disruption, clarity will suffice!

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Inspiration Readings

Watch “Leading with Moral Authority” with Andy Stanley

There’s something about the people with real influence in our lives that when they lead, we follow! Why? Andy Stanley argues they lead from Moral Authority.

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Inspiration Readings

Watch “Leading Through Uncertain Times” with Andy Stanley

Uncertainty is a permanent part of life, and it’s a permanent part of the leadership equation. How do you lead the way forward when you’ve entered uncharted territory?

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Design Strategy Talks & Workshops

“Helping Teams Paddle in the Same Direction” talk on Clubhouse

Is your team on the same page when it comes to design strategy? Is there a greater alignment with what your design team wants to achieve with the business it represents? In this presentation “Helping teams paddle in the same direction through Design Strategy”, I talked about some key questions you should ask your team to help you challenge the notion of being aligned on a proper design direction.

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Innovation Readings

Listen to Michael Watkins’ “Picking the Right Transition Strategy” Interview

In this talk, Michael D. Watkins takes a closer look at the fundamental principles of leadership transitions and the organizational and personal challenges executives face in applying them […]

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Inspiration

Watch Simon Sinek’s “If You Don’t Understand People, You Don’t Understand Business” talk

In this wide-ranging talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek discusses the importance of trust, authenticity, and meaning. Sinek argues that as individuals and companies, everything that we say and do is a symbol of who we are. And it is only when we communicate our beliefs authentically that we can attract others to our cause, and form the bonds that will empower us to achieve truly great things […]

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Design Readings

Watch Josh Cothran’s “Personas made Personal” talk at Interaction’13 | IxDA Conference

This talk will provide an overview of the Meyers-Briggs, highlight research and thought leadership relating personality types to technology usage, examine controversies and limitations of the Meyers-Briggs Type Inventory (MBTI) and share ways to use personality types to support and communicate design, including a brief case study […]

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Design Readings

Register for UX Hong Kong 2014

UX Hong Kong 2014 on 6, 7 and 8 March 2014 is a place (http://www.uxhongkong.com) that brings both the Asian & Global communities together to learn about topics like leadership, culture, product design, bridging research into design, IXD and empathic design teams; My dear friends Dan Szuc and Jo Wong work very hard on putting this event together, and I’ve had to pleasure to attend the first two conferences

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Design Innovation Readings

Watch John Maeda’s “How art, technology and design inform creative leaders” talk at TED

John Maeda, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, delivers a funny and charming talk that spans a lifetime of work in art, design and technology, concluding with a picture of creative leadership in the future. Watch for demos of Maeda’s earliest work — and even a computer made of people […]