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August 14, 2017 - No Comments!

So You Think You Want to Manage? – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium

  1. Listening and learning about people’s aspirations and frustrations.
  2. Mentoring and advising, generally in the form of providing frameworks rather than here’s-what-you-should-be-doing’s (which is a whole topic for another time).
  3. Designing better and more efficient ways for people to communicate, work, or learn.
  4. Context-switching often in your day-to-day.Playing a key role in the flow of communication (writing, sharing, meeting, presenting).
  5. Owningthe outcome of the team’s successes and failures, even if you won’t make all the decisions yourself.

Source: So You Think You Want to Manage? – The Year of the Looking Glass – Medium

May 24, 2017 - No Comments!

Shh! Don’t Tell Them There’s No Magic In Design Thinking

It’s important to bring design into a project early, before the team settles on a solution, so they can truly explore the needs of the users. Yet, when we would propose this, we’d get these funny looks. Why should we care about the design that early? We haven’t even figured out what we’re doing yet? They’d always push back and tell us to come back later, when it was time for design to clean things up. That’s been the fight for decades. We’ve spent so much time trying to get the laypeople to try to think abo

Source: Shh! Don’t Tell Them There’s No Magic In Design Thinking