The transition to a leadership role is hard for many designers because their love of craft runs deep—leading design means less designing.
As a leader, you’ll spend most of your time managing the team.
A lot of the anxiety about moving into leadership is that the typical introverted, thoughtful traits associated with designers are not a natural fit at the executive level. Therefore, designers wanting to increase their scale and influence have to be fully aware of the emotional challenges that are likely to result.– Bob Baxley, Formerly Apple, Yahoo, Pinterest
Driving the concept of creativity and design in large organizations comes with a long-term commitment, which will not be a sprint but more a marathon. – Eric Quint, 3M
by Alastair Simpson · Design Leader @ Atlassian in 10 things they didn’t tell you about design managementby Alastair Simpson · Design Leader @ Atlassianin 10 things they didn’t tell you about design management