Archive of Leadership

Living up to a people-powered promise

on March 10th, 2016 in Brand and Business by | Comments Off

Much of my time over the past year has been spent in the company of Red Hat, the open source software company. The organization is rooted in the ideals of the open source movement: collaboration, innovation, and generosity. Their brand team is doing some fun stuff to bring what they call the Red Hat Way…

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Small Giants

on March 15th, 2013 in Brand and Business, Sustainability and Social Value by | 2 Comments

The book Small Giants resonated with me in a way few business books ever have. Author Bo Burlingham defines small giants as “companies that choose to be great instead of big”, an idea near and dear to my heart. As a young designer in Chicago, my employers and clients were…

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Leadership by Design(ers)

on May 19th, 2009 in Brand and Business, My Work and Articles, Sustainability and Social Value by | Comments Off

We’ve finished our first year on the Design Strategy MBA program! It’s hard to believe. In December I wrote a post for Triple Pundit making the case for how thinking like a designer has a lot in common with being a good leader. It seems like a fitting end to…

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Optimism

on January 28th, 2009 in Brand and Business by | Comments Off

I’ve been flying for past two weeks, running on the buzz of optimism and positive change I see everywhere in my life right now. Certainly it’s impossible not to be buoyed by the inauguration of a historic President who has wasted no time in trying to set things right. President…

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