Category: musings

  • Issue 8: Are You Double Booked Today?

    Issue 8: Are You Double Booked Today?

    Leading by Design​ Issue No. 8 We can get on top of Calendar Wrangling this year! Let’s do it! Hey Reader, Confession time – I absolutely used to wear busyness as a badge of pride and importance. In some roles, it was self-inflicted from a desire to have as much impact as possible and cram…

  • Issue 7: Looking Ahead to 2024 for Design by Design

    Issue 7: Looking Ahead to 2024 for Design by Design

    Leading by Design​ Issue No. 7 Looking Ahead to 2024: Community Anyone? Hey Reader, I’ve shared with you that I love Mondays. I also find the New Year to be a time of reflection, change, and intention setting. I’ve evolved away from New Year’s Resolutions and repeated weight-loss or fitness goals, and towards purposefully checking…

  • Issue 6: Creating Environments of Well-being

    Issue 6: Creating Environments of Well-being

    Leading by Design​ Issue No. 6 Creating Environments of Well-being Hey Reader, The US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy, M.D., M.B.A. has published a framework and call to action for companies to take more care and proactivity in supporting their employees total wellbeing. Here’s some stats at a glance from the report: 17% increase in…

  • Issue 5: Are you dreading Annual Reviews? 🤯

    Issue 5: Are you dreading Annual Reviews? 🤯

    Leading by Design​ Issue No. 5 Tis’ the season for Annual Reviews – don’t be the grinch 💚 Hey Reader, As a retail veteran, there is something delightful about seeing retail activity at this time of year when you know that many efforts from the prior year culminate in just a few pivotal days. We…

  • Issue 4: Rethinking Our Careers

    Issue 4: Rethinking Our Careers

    Leading by Design​ Issue No. 4 Rethinking Our Career Trajectories and The Future of Design Hey Reader, The very first cohort of the UX Management Accelerator is in full swing, and I’m loving getting to know and support this international group of leaders. We’re on a journey together to demystify moving up in their careers,…

  • Are Managers complicit in employee burnout

    Are Managers complicit in employee burnout

    I had an “aha” moment today while talking to coaching client who is a seasoned manager of a large team. We were discussing our responsibilities as leaders when we…

  • Issue 3: What the Frak?

    Issue 3: What the Frak?

    Leading by Design​ Issue No. 3 What’s the deal with “Fractional” Leaders? Hey Reader, Have you been hearing folks in your network use the phrase “fractional executive” to refer to themselves? I first noticed this phrase popping up more and more about 6 months ago. As I’ve launched out as an entrepreneur this year, I…

  • Fractional leadership

    Fractional leadership

    Have you been hearing folks in your network use the phrase “fractional executive” to refer to themselves? I first noticed this phrase popping up more and more about 6…

  • The Broken Three-legged Stool

    The Broken Three-legged Stool

    The Product Design & UX industry is in the middle of an awakening. Following mass layoffs that certainly seem to disproportionally affect Design, Content and Research teams this past…

  • Welcome to Issue 2: Toxic Culture Dynamics

    Welcome to Issue 2: Toxic Culture Dynamics

    Leading by Design​ Issue No. 2 Can Middle Management fix Workplace Toxic Cultures? Hey Reader, Culture plays a critical role in nurturing a healthy environment for employees in our workplaces. Culture can be defined as the beliefs, behaviors, and interactions between individuals and teams. As leaders, communicating in ways that uphold a healthy culture have…