Securing the Strategic Value of Design
Author: Raymond Turner
The fundamental tenet of this Design Leadership book is that design is a commercial and social imperative and its management and leadership are integral parts of what can make business successful, government effective and society safer and more enjoyable for everyone. The text draws on Raymond Turner’s extensive experience and insights into the effective use of design as a business resource for competitive advantage and social benefit. Raymond brings his experience of working for iconic businesses, projects and consultancies to provide essential, value creating, insights on the interface between design and business. Design Leadership adopts a straightforward approach that will be of great value to those who influence how organisations work - the managers and chief executives of a country’s wealth creating engines. It is also of particular relevance to those with design management and leadership responsibilities as well as students who aim to work in these roles. The ideas at the heart of the book concern all who shape society and have the brief to improve our lives. Raymond Turner’s advice will help all of these readers make design work and so become more effective more quickly.
How Top Design Leaders Build and Grow Successful Organizations
Author: Richard Banfield
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Category: Business & Economics
What does it take to be the leader of a design firm or group? We often assume they have all the answers, but in this rapidly evolving industry they’re forced to find their way like the rest of us. So how do good design leaders manage? If you lead a design group, or want to understand the people who do, this insightful book explores behind-the-scenes strategies and tactics from leaders of top design companies throughout North America. Based on scores of interviews he conducted over a two-year period—from small companies to massive corporations like ESPN—author Richard Banfield covers a wide range of topics, including: How design leaders create a healthy company culture Innovative ways for attracting and nurturing talent Creating productive workspaces, and handling remote employees Staying on top of demands while making time for themselves Consistent patterns among vastly different leadership styles Techniques and approaches for keeping the work pipeline full Making strategic and tactical plans for the future Mistakes that design leaders made—and how they bounced back
A Case Study in Singapore
Author: Garry Tan,Anne Chapman
This book explores issues in the development of the creative industries in Singapore, with a particular focus on the design sector. It presents case study research into the experiences of design leaders transitioning to leadership positions in the context of the Asia Pacific ‘war for talents’ and Singapore’s drive to become the design hub in Asia. Three in-depth case studies are provided: the case of design managers, the case of design consultants and the case of design entrepreneurs. The case studies reveal complex, inter-related issues and ideals that participants desired of potential designers and future design leaders as part of their transition to design leadership and management roles. The empirical findings of the research led to the generation of a new theory of design leaders’ transition to design leadership and management positions in Singapore, providing a framework for design career and trajectory. This book is significant for design education in Singapore, as well as internationally, because it establishes design leaders’ expectations of designer career trajectories, and the need for a design leadership pipeline. It will be of particular interest to designers and design leaders/managers; educational researchers; curriculum developers; and graduate and postgraduate design students.
Design strategisch einsetzen: Wie Unternehmen das volle Potenzial entfalten!
Author: Jan-Erik Baars
Category: Business & Economics
Erfolgreiche Unternehmen wie Apple oder dm überlassen nichts dem Zufall: Sie richten alles, was sie tun, bewusst und konsequent auf den Kunden aus. Dabei gestalten sie ihr Unternehmen so, dass es stets und überall vom Kunden erkannt und konsistent erlebt wird. Sie führen ihr Design, statt es nur nachgelagert einzusetzen. Manager und Führungskräfte müssen, wollen sie in der digitalen Transformation am Markt auf Dauer überleben, Design als strategisches Mittel verstehen, begreifen und einsetzen. Leading Design vermittelt die Hintergründe über das Warum und liefert Methoden und Prozesse, Design als Kernkompetenz im Unternehmen zu entwickeln und zu verankern. Viele Unternehmen suchen nach der Erfolgsformel von Apple: Was macht Apple anders und sichert so Erfolg und Rendite? Neben vielen Faktoren sticht eines für alle erkennbar heraus: Es ist die Konsequenz mit der Apple ein konsistentes Kundenerlebnis erzeugt. Sie führen das Design der Unternehmung strategisch, statt es nur nachgelagert, als Akt der Verschönerung, einzusetzen. Für sie ist Design die Strategie statt nur die Umsetzung. Leading Design beleuchtet was es braucht um ein Unternehmen so aufzustellen, dass Kunden begeistert reagieren, und liefert Methoden und Prozesse die Führungskräfte gezielt einsetzen können, Design umfassend als Strategie einzusetzen. Führungskräfte suchen nach der Formel, mit der sie ihr Unternehmen effektiver aufstellen können. Die Maßnahmen die zur Effizienz führen scheinen dabei an Wirkung zu verlieren: Kunden reagieren zusehends, und vorn der digitalen Transformation unterstützt, immer kritischer auf Angebote, Was Unternehmen brauchen ist eine umfassende und effektive Strategie, mit der sie alles was sie liefern bewusst auf den Kunden und das Erzeugen von konsistenten und herausragenden Angeboten ausrichten können. Leading Design vermittelt Führungskräften wichtige Einblicke, warum Design für sie das Mittel ist um Unternehmen effektiver aufzustellen, und liefert konkrete Methoden und Prozesse die sie nutzen können, Design umfassend zu führen.
Skills That Drive Change
Author: Gerard J. Puccio,Marie Mance,Mary C. Murdock
Publisher: SAGE Publications
This book demonstrates how creative thinking is an essential element of leadership, especially when bringing about change. It provides a unique combination of conceptual arguments, practical principles, and proven tools to enhance future leaders' effectiveness in creating and managing change.
Author: Gerardus Blokdyk
Is there a critical path to deliver Design leadership results? What potential environmental factors impact the Design leadership effort? How do we measure improved Design leadership service perception, and satisfaction? Do the Design leadership decisions we make today help people and the planet tomorrow? Have the types of risks that may impact Design leadership been identified and analyzed? Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a challenge or meet an objective is the most valuable role... In EVERY group, company, organization and department. Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?' This Self-Assessment empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Design leadership investments work better. This Design leadership All-Inclusive Self-Assessment enables You to be that person. All the tools you need to an in-depth Design leadership Self-Assessment. Featuring 701 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of process design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Design leadership improvements can be made. In using the questions you will be better able to: - diagnose Design leadership projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices - implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals - integrate recent advances in Design leadership and process design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines Using a Self-Assessment tool known as the Design leadership Scorecard, you will develop a clear picture of which Design leadership areas need attention. Your purchase includes access details to the Design leadership self-assessment dashboard download which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next. Your exclusive instant access details can be found in your book.
How to Do More Good for Kids and Feel Better About Your Life's Work
Author: Robert D. Ramsey
Publisher: Corwin Press
Offering practical advice for education leaders at all levels, this essential guide helps readers build a dynamic career by design—not by default—and leave a lasting legacy.
. . . Turn Left at the Duck Pond!
Author: Fiona J. Peterson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
"Creative ways of thinking about leadership are helpful to guide practice and personal growth. This book builds a strategic roadmap for creative leadership practice, putting the spotlight on a leader’s professional development journey in the process. The book is about leadership on the ground in higher education, where the ‘rubber hits the road’. It can also be useful in business, or for anyone wanting to think outside the square. Through a creative storytelling approach, the author takes the reader through Tuscany and her on-the-job experience as a leader of learning and teaching. Along the way, she explains some of the theoretical influences on her thinking and practice – in ways and combinations she hadn’t read about in other leadership books, or experienced in professional development programmes. Through real stories, the author shows how she made creative connections in building her own knowledge on present and past experience, with reflection on how practice can be improved with a clear focus on collegiality and strategic outcomes. This approach reflects the five creative leadership signposts that she explains and illustrates throughout the book. "
Author: Jeanette Plauché Parker,Lucy Gremillion Begnaud
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
The authors provide an overview of leadership in the crucial grades of 6-12. Drawing upon theories based on cognitive leadership, affective leadership, and the role of leadership in gifted education, leadership is discussed as it pertains to research projects, problem solving, interpersonal communication, and decision-making.
Author: Ellen Van Velsor,Cynthia D. McCauley,Marian N. Ruderman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
In one comprehensive volume, The Center for Creative Leadership provides the accumulated expertise of its faculty cultivated over the past thirty years. This revised edition includes new chapters on leadership in teams, global leadership, and leading through transitions, as well as a new ancillary website that contains chapters that were removed from 2nd and 3rd edition as well as practical tools and resources. Written for HR consultants and leadership development professionals within and all types of organizations.
Seven Keys to Creative Leadership and a Sustainable Business Model
Author: Howard Rasheed
Category: Business & Economics
Innovation Strategy: Seven Keys to Creative Leadership and a Sustainable Business Model provides a blueprint for success in leading an innovation renaissance in your industry and organization. This book introduces the Six Step Collective Intelligence system and the Idea Accelerator software, ground breaking tools that will prepare you for the role of Innovation Strategist in the new global economy. This book reveals strategies for becoming a creative leader, developing an innovation ecosystem, and winning the future using best practice case studies. You will learn how to intentionally create disruption, inspire creative intelligence, design a sustainable business model, and harness the creativity of your stakeholders using collaborative technology. These tools will help you craft strategic foresight studies, commercialize technology, create new ventures, or reinvent your business model in a way that is attainable for organizations of any size, from small mom and pop businesses to the largest corporations and government agencies.
Die geheime DNA von Amazon, Apple, Facebook und Google
Author: Scott Galloway
Publisher: Plassen Verlag
Category: Political Science
"Die vier apokalyptischen Reiter" – so bezeichnet Marketing-Guru Galloway Amazon, Apple, Facebook und Google. Diese Tech-Giganten haben nicht nur neue Geschäftsmodelle entwickelt. Sie haben die Regeln des Wirtschaftslebens und die Voraussetzungen für Erfolg neu definiert. In dem respektlosen Stil, der Galloway zu einem der gefeiertsten Wirtschaftsprofessoren der Welt gemacht hat, zerlegt er die Strategien der Vier. Er führt vor, wie sie unsere grundlegenden emotionalen Bedürfnisse mit einer Schnelligkeit und in einem Ausmaß manipulieren, an die andere nicht herankommen. Und er zeigt, wie man die Lehren aus ihrem Aufstieg auf sein eigenes Unternehmen oder seinen eigenen Job anwenden kann. Ob man mit ihnen konkurrieren will, mit ihnen Geschäfte machen oder einfach in der Welt leben will, die von ihnen beherrscht wird – man muss die Vier verstehen.
Author: Douglas Riddle,Emily R. Hoole,Elizabeth C. D. Gullette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Effect better outcomes with a robust coaching program The CCL Handbook of Coaching in Organizations deals withthe practical, ethical, and political challenges of coaching withinan organization. From coaching superiors to coaching businessteams, this book outlines the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL)approach to professional coaching to help readers better manageleadership development and talent management program outcomes. Withexpert guidance on the key functions of human resources, learningand development, and organizational development, readers will gaininsight into the issues associated with coaching programimplementation and management, and the use of internal versusexternal coaches. Coverage includes a wide range of coaching-basedservices used in most large organizations, with practical advice oncreating the right programs for maximum impact within the availablebudget. Professional development is a hot topic and plays a key role inattracting and retaining the best talent. Coaching is a broad areawithin the field, encompassing a range of services and goals, withvaried expectations and requirements. This book provides actionableguidance for those designing, initiating, and implementing coachingprograms, with new approaches and techniques that drive betteroutcomes. Provide direct coaching within an organization Manage coaching systems and programs Initiate and lead mentoring and peer-coaching programs Manage external coaches, and deal effectively with coachingsuppliers An ideal coaching program must balance need with budget and betailored to the requirements and resources of both the organizationand the participants. It's a complex undertaking, but the rightstrategy and planning can lead to even better than expectedoutcomes. For the human resources professional who wants tostrengthen an organization's coaching program, CCL Handbook ofCoaching in Organizations is a thoughtful reference for aspecialized function.
The Design of Leadership Style
Author: Jonathan Charteris-Black
Category: Foreign Language Study
With the crisis of leadership in the western democracies, there has been a growth of interest in how leaders outside of the west emerge and consolidate their positions. This book analyses the communication strategies of six charismatic non-western leaders: Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Fidel Castro, Ayatollah Khomeini, Mohammed Mahathir and Lee Kuan Yew. The book addresses the following questions in order to arrive at a better understanding of communication and leadership: How do leaders communicate? Do leaders communicate more by words, or actions? Do leaders have unique communication strategies? Are leaders moral beings, or impostors? The book describes how each of these leaders designed a unique style that integrated verbal and non-verbal modes of communication. It argues that leadership style is performed through the cumulative interaction of non-verbal modes – dress, body language, physical possessions, symbols and symbolic actions – with verbal strategies for communicating visions, values and legitimacy. In order to understand how each of these leaders undertakes a dramatic ‘performance’ of leadership, Jonathan Charteris-Black uses Erving Goffman’s notion of ‘Front’. Noting the inherent similarities between the mutual dependency of actors with audiences and leaders with followers, the book suggests that leaders – like actors – use metaphors and symbols to satisfy followers’ psychological and symbolic needs and that leadership is communicated through impression management, metaphor and media choices. A fascinating and well executed study, this book will interest students and academics working on leadership, applied linguistics, communication studies and politics.