Designed Leadership by Moura QuayleDesigned Leadership by Moura Quayle

Designed Leadership

byMoura Quayle

Hardcover | July 18, 2017

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Corporate leadership can be myopic in its unwillingness to fail. Education and experience can be limiting to executives-except for lessons learned from the world of design, which, when applied to management, can turn leaders into collaborative, creative, deliberate, and accountable visionaries. Design thinking loosens the mind and activates innovation. It creates the conditions for employees to thrive and for all kinds of businesses to succeed.

In Designed Leadership, the strategic-design scholar and urban-systems designer Moura Quayle shares her plan for integrating design and leadership, translating processes, principles, and practices from years of experience into tools of change for professional leaders. Quayle describes the key concepts of designed leadership, such as "make values explicit" and "learn from natural systems," showing how strategic design can spur individual creativity and harness collective energy. For managers at any level, Designed Leadership uses original visuals and examples of frontline leadership to teach the kind of thinking, theorizing, and practicing that results in long-lasting high performance in the workplace and beyond.

Moura Quayle is the professor of strategic design at the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia and director of the Institute for Global Issues, also at UBC. She has served as the deputy minister at the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Research, and Innovation and chairs national boards for applied research....
Title:Designed LeadershipFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:July 18, 2017Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231173121

ISBN - 13:9780231173124

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Editorial Reviews

This book contributes a very thoughtful set of observations about the principles and practices of successful leaders who rely on a 'strategic design' approach. Quayle draws on a diverse and impressive range of personal leadership experiences to illustrate and emphasize her points. Insightful, yet still accessible.