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 …

How To Use An Experience Portfolio To Plan Your Career

How To Use An Experience Portfolio To Plan Your Career

Roles and titles are abstractions from the actual day-to-day work activities …

How rules set you free to give great feedback

How rules set you free to give great feedback

Rather than being constraints how can rules set you and your teams free? How …

Understanding Your Thinking & Communication Style

Understanding Your Thinking & Communication Style

A classic human bias is to assume everybody else thinks the way we do, but of …

Presenting your portfolio and yourself for interviews

Presenting your portfolio and yourself for interviews

When people will present their portfolios of work, they often forget the most …

Why does quitting your job make it more enjoyable?

Why does quitting your job make it more enjoyable?

Why do people have the best days of their jobs when they’ve just quit? …

Management & Leadership as Slow-Motion facilitation

Management & Leadership as Slow-Motion facilitation

Instead of thinking you have to become a business suit as a design leader, …

Starting at the End + Avoiding Pointless Meetings

Starting at the End + Avoiding Pointless Meetings

Every week I spend my days coaching design leaders. In these videos, I reflect …