April 2021

Emotional Honesty in Designing Change

Innovation is emotional work and it’s time to connect our feelings and thoughts to fuel our change efforts and actions. I recently read an interview between Yancey Strickler and Clare Farrell, co-founder of The Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement that attracted my attention. The interview was part of Strickler’s Ideaspace podcast and titled ‘from hope to …

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Design Psychology and Innovation Fears

Innovation means trying new things and that involves overcoming fear by and through design efforts Of the many barriers to successful innovation, the constellation of fears associated with prototyping and evaluation might be the greatest of them all. This is partly due to the high diving board problem, but also because innovation means learning, making, …

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Leadership and Transition

At a time when change seems pervasive leading teams through transitions has never been more important Developmental psychology has many uses beyond understanding how individuals grow and mature — it can be a useful tool for helping frame how organizations do much the same. The parallels between human and organizational growth, evolution, maturity and death …

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