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Design Thinking Enhances Culture, Speed, Efficiency, Customer Experience and Profitability

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, and Design Thinking

A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact Study found that Design Thinking practiced across diverse portfolios of products and services helped clients reduce costs, increase speed,…

Designers and the Design Culture

Posted in Customer Experience, Design, Design Thinking, and Experience Design

One question I consistently get is “Are all Designers like this?” This is usually in the context of the challenge to management them. The answer…

Good Mentor Questions

Posted in Career Advice, Leadership, and Life

Good mentors are important. The best workplaces have formal programs to develop mentoring relationships. LinkedIn has even launched a feature to help you find one. And how to be…

Trust and Loyalty

Posted in Business Strategy, Culture, and Leadership

I have been fortunate to have some great leaders along my path. They seemed to have genuinely cared about me and instilled in me a…

The Design Mission Statement

Posted in Business Strategy, Customer Experience, Design, Experience Design, and Leadership

A mission statement is a written declaration of an organization’s core purpose. Properly crafted mission statements: serve as filters to separate what is important from…

The Four Stages of Learning and Your 30-60-90 Day Plan

Posted in Business Strategy, and Leadership

The Four Stages of Learning suggests that individuals are initially unaware of how little they know, or unconscious of their incompetence – we don’t know…

2017 Designer to Developer Ratios Trends

Posted in Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Experience Design, and Technology

One of the questions that I get all the time is “What is the best Designer to Developer ratio?” As you can imagine, this can…

Product Management and Design Working Together

Posted in Design, Design Thinking, and Product

The best product development experiences I have had have been when the Product, Design and Development work together. One experience that comes to mind, is…

Like Optimism, Happiness is a Good Thing, too

Posted in Culture, and Life

As I have discuss the virtue of optimism, Rebecca Temsen, a blogger at Self Development Secrets, reached out to me and shared this post on happiness.…

The Power of Optimism

Posted in Business Strategy, Career Advice, Culture, Innovation, Leadership, and Life

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill In today’s dynamic markets, teams must…

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