Andrea (aka Andi) is an American designer, writer, and seeker interested in complexity, consciousness, emergence, and learning. By day she is an executive coach working with leaders and teams dedicated to profound and lasting change. By night she writes the becoming, a newsletter that sits at the edge of the known and unknown. She also runs the cohort-based course Leader as Coach and the newsletter Words Make Worlds – endeavors dedicated to teaching leaders the art, science, and craft of the Coaching Leadership Style. Andi is a fully certified Realization Process teacher, a student of Choy Li Fut Kung Fu, and a Dream Tender. Prior to coaching, Andi was a design and product executive at a number of start-ups, President of the Interaction Design Association, and an English teacher at the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force.
Tent Talks Session: Getting Started in The Coaching Leadership Style
On Tuesday, August 1st at 5:00pm Central, Andrea Mignolo joins us for a live Q&A session: “Tent Talks Featuring: Andrea Mignolo: Getting Started in The Coaching Leadership Style.”
Leadership By Design 2019
Don’t Forget the Design!
Stepping into leadership positions heralds a change in our roles and responsibilities, and often includes a shift from hands-on design to more strategic and operational management. At this level our success depends on a thorough understanding of the business and partnering with departments across the organization. But what does design look like when we’re no longer designing products and services? What are we designing?
As we navigate these new realms it can be hard to find the language to bridge the logic of business with the sensemaking of design. How can we be good business partners and designers? Faced with a lack of intelligibility between the two realms it can feel like we have to choose one or the other. Together we’ll explore the relationship between business and design, examine ways to resolve tensions between the two realms, and check out a new lens through which to understand the value of design.
Leadership By Design 2015: Prototypes, Process & Play
So You’ve Got A Seat At the Table. Now What?
In recent years we’ve seen an emergence of design-led and design driven companies. Breathless articles in technology blogs herald the rise of design as the new competitive differentiator while titles like Chief Experience Officer and Chief Design Officer are becoming more common across companies big and small. In light of these trends, it’s generally accepted that design finally has a seat at the table.
But getting to the table is just the beginning — what happens next brings with it an entirely new and different set of challenges. Drawing from both my own experience as well as others, we’ll take a look at what the world looks like once you’re at the table, the types of challenges you’ll come across, and some practical methods for handling them.