Category: Leading Design

To Hold Confidence In Others…

Sometime in 1998, Portuguese pianist Maria João Pires took to the stage of Amsterdam Concertgebouw for an informal, lunchtime concert. At the command of conductor Riccardo Chailly, the orchestra engaged Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. It is a stunning few bars and under any other circumstances would have been lost [continue reading]

You Can’t Bleed Over

So here’s the deal. Now that you’re running a team, you’re going to be in a lot of meetings. You’ve reached a point in your career where you can’t keep thinking of meetings as a distraction from your “real job” – they are your real job. As a leader of Design your job is less [continue reading]

The One-Question Interview

And so there you are. Ten minutes late for a thirty minute interview. With a glance at your calendar you confirm once more that you have a hard stop on the half hour. A handshake, a smile, you’re seated and you’re ready. Having already met the candidate on multiple occasions, witnessed the morning’s portfolio review, [continue reading]