Leading Design
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Leading Design

What stepping back from management has taught me

Feeling reflective!
  • My time at the company (I’d been there almost seven years and felt like I needed experience in another industry)
  • My achievements (I’d done what I’d set out to do which was to grow the content design maturity of design teams)
  • My exit strategy (I’d already hired a competent strategist who I knew would have no problem taking on the work should I ever leave)

You don’t have to manage to lead

Leaders all face the same challenges

Hindsight is a gift

Good leadership is largely down to emotional intelligence



Looking at the challenges and opportunities of design leadership in all its forms

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Rachel McConnell

Content and design leader. Found of Tempo. Author of Leading Content Design and Why you Need a Content Team and How to Build One