Continuing to focus on clarity, decisiveness, culture, and strategy as I improve in my new role as Head of Design. My theme for the next few months is ‘be methodical’. It’s so easy to get caught in the whirlwind and leave initiatives incomplete.
WHAT I’M DOING
I was promoted to Head of Design in October last year and have spent the last few months learning how to do the job. I’m about to interview some Head of Design / Design Director peoples from around the world to understand how they manage their team and deliver great outcomes.
This week I start on the AltMBA and I’m both excited and a bit nervous - it’s going to be a lot of work but by all accounts it should be life changing.
What I’m reading
A few books from the AltMBA but unfortunately no fiction at the moment (it’s so hard to concentrate on fiction during the pandemic!):
Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well, by Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. (Just finished this one, it’s awesome. Resistance is real! Fight it!)
The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life, by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander.
What I’m Listening to
Audiobooks of some of the above :) I want to get through these books so I’m well prepped for the AltMBA!
Music: Seriously, I need to work on my playlists. I’ve been enjoying Parcels, the band from Byron Bay and St Vincent. Otherwise I collect songs from all over and turn them into design playlists. I’m onto number 5.
What I’m playing
I was playing Horizon Zero Dawn recently and I’m about 1/4 of the way through. It will have to wait approximately 6 weeks for the AltMBA to be done, and then sweet video game, you are mine once more!
Last updated 8 February 2021