Category Archives: Leadership

"The role of a creative leader is not to have all the ideas; it's to create a culture where everyone can have ideas and feel that they're valued. So it's much more about creating climates."

- Sir Ken Robinson

"In most meetings — and in most everything we do in business — we are usually trying to keep things moving forward and just ‘get things done.’ This is a natural impulse, and of course it’s important to get things done and stay on schedule. The problem is, this leaves little time to question assumptions, as in, Why are we doing this particular thing? Have we really thought it through, and considered other possibilities?"

- Warren Berger

"The people that are doing work that matters aren’t doing work thats popular. They’re just doing work that changes some people."

- Seth Godin


Leadership is about empowerment. My job today is equipping designers to take risks, discover possibilities to ultimately do phenomenal work. This

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I’m Wrong

I slice and dice my own presumptions, conclusions and beliefs daily. I easily forget some folks rarely do that, and

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Creating a Culture of Innovation

I am enamored with number two in the list I’ve linked to. Teach Creativity Systematically, in Mr. Swartz’ list below. I

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The Four Capacities Every Great Leader Needs (And Very Few Have)

I am always looking at ways to increase my own and others capacities. This is a great concise list: 1.

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What Not to Spend Your Time On

In asking myself the question, “What is it that only I can do?” instead of, “Who can do this best?”

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Discovering our Innovation DNA

In an age where speed is everything, getting to market with an idea quickly, is imperative. This way you beat

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The “Value” Proposition

  The holy grail of a Creative Director or any design company is determining the value of design (or creativity),

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