Andy Polaine

Design Leadership Coach, Service Design & Innovation Educator, Keynote Speaker, Writer, Podcaster

Navigating the Leadership Dip Book

Navigating the Leadership Dip Book

I’m planning a new book on the psychological experience of transitioning into creative leadership. From my coaching practice, I know the shift from IC to …

Leaving Substack

Leaving Substack

Just a quick note to say that I will be moving Doctor’s Note from Substack to …

Leading versus Enabling

Leading versus Enabling

Although I coach design leaders for a living the obsession and even the word …

Busywork is junk food

Busywork is junk food

Back to back meetings, clearing through email and Slack messages, admin might …

YouTube Channel for Design Leadership Coaching Tips

YouTube Channel for Design Leadership Coaching Tips

I recently launched my YouTube channel with a new series of videos of advice, …

Talking Design Leadership on The Wicked Podcast

Talking Design Leadership on The Wicked Podcast

I tend to be an extroverted thinker, which means I need to talk (or write) …

The Demise of Wise

The Demise of Wise

I recently had a terrible experience with Wise (formerly Transferwise) …

Navigating the Leadership Dip Book

Navigating the Leadership Dip Book

I’m planning a new book on the psychological experience of transitioning …