Great leaders aspire to manage "by design"--with a sense of purpose and foresight. But too few leaders incorporate the proven practices and principles of the design disciplines.Lessons learned from the world of design, when applied to management, can turn leaders into collaborative, creative, deliberate, and accountable visionaries. Design thinking loosens the mind and activates innovation. It creates the conditions for employees to thrive and for all kinds of businesses to succeed.
In Designed Leadership
, the strategic-design scholar and urban-systems designer Moura Quayle shares her plan for integrating design and leadership, translating processes, principles, and practices from years of experience into tools of change for professional leaders. Quayle describes the key concepts of designed leadership, such as "make values explicit" and "learn from natural systems," showing how strategic design can spur individual creativity and harness collective energy. For managers at any level, Designed Leadership
uses original visuals and field-tested examples to teach the kind of thinking, theorizing, and practicing that result in long-lasting high performance in the workplace and beyond.
NEWS & OPINION: The 2017 800-CEO-READ Business Book Awards Longlist
Posted November 7, 2017, 8:40 AM with category of Publishing Industry
Our 2017 business book awards longlist rewards 40 books with a focus on individual and organizational improvement.
EDITOR'S CHOICE: Designed Leadership
Posted July 14, 2017, 12:00 PM with category of Innovation & Creativity
Moura Quayle's new book give readers is a great history of design thinking, a glimpse of its future, and the tools we need to bring it about.
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