Doctor's Note

May 20, 2020

Design Leadership as Slow-Motion Facilitation

A lot of traditional models of leadership, especially in the corporate and political worlds, take on military language. There has been a lot of it recently. When you refer to customers as targets, talk about your decisive strategy to win, or of crushing competitors as part of your daily language, it’s no wonder leadership literature often take on similar metaphors. McKinsey famously compares itself to the Marine Corps, after all.

May 13, 2020

Design Politics Online, On Sale

After a lot of behind the scenes work switching from the live event and working out how we make the virtual one engaging, we are delighted …

April 22, 2020

The Design Leadership Dip

Since I’ve just started offering Design Leadership Coaching, I thought I’d share my experience of moving into that role. But first, some …

April 6, 2020

Taking bookings for Design Leadership coaching

No more flying by the seat of your pants. I’m now offering one-to-one or small group Design Leadership coaching. Moving into a design …

April 6, 2020

Workplaces need to change, not women

I wrote this piece on International Women’s Day for my newsletter and forgot to post it here. I had cause to go looking for it, so here it …

April 5, 2020

Teams learning from families learning from teams

A small group of people sharing a space for several weeks, all with different needs and preferences. Sound familiar right now? While it’s …

April 1, 2020

Seeing Change Creates Change

Gerry McGovern has just written a new book called World Wide Waste: How digital is killing our planet—and what we can do about it. It’s an …