The 5 Vectors of Design Leadership: Turning ‘What’ and ‘How’ into ‘When’ and ‘How much’

Jim Carlsen-Landy
22 Sep 2018
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm
Federal Reserve Room

The 5 Vectors of Design Leadership: Turning ‘What’ and ‘How’ into ‘When’ and ‘How much’

Being a Design leader requires some mental gymnastics. You juggle projects, guide people, advocate for design, and improve processes. It’s big picture one minute and tiny details the next. Your leadership toolbelt runneth over from articles, books, training, and workshops. And all day every day you have to decide where to focus all that brainpower. This session presents a simple model for evaluating situations along five vectors and applying the leadership tools and levers that best fit that context. Every design leader has their own style and their own path. This session won’t change yours, but it will help you conserve decision-making energy and keep your sanity while achieving the great outcomes you need.