– Add energy to every conversation
– Ask why
– Find obsolete things on your task list and remove them
– Treat customers better than they expect
– Offer to help co-workers before they ask
– Feed the plants
– Leave things more organized than you found them
– Invent a moment of silliness
– Highlight good work from your peers
– Find other great employees to join the team
– Cut costs
– Help invent a new product or service that people really want
– Get smarter at your job through training or books
– Encourage curiosity
– Surface and highlight difficult decisions
– Figure out what didn’t work
– Organize the bookshelf
– Start a club
– Tell a joke at no one’s expense
– Smile a lot.
As someone who runs companies with a high level of trust and as someone who cares about people stepping into their own, this list of missing items from your job description makes my heart sing. Thank you Seth Godin.
Touchy/Feely is a design book that explores emotional ergonomics to help foster empathy for human-centered, inclusive design.
Where was this when I was in art school trying to get a handle of life figure drawing?
A beautiful animation based on a poem by Italian designer Ettore Sottsass, “Some” explores the spectrum of emotions in everyday life. Produced by Wanderlust.
A big thank you to RookieUp for sponsoring my blog this week.
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“Do not let anything that happens in life be important enough that you’re willing to close your heart over it.”
— Michael A. Singer
A big thank you to Layers Conference for sponsoring my blog this week.
Layers is a design and technology conference in San Jose, CA from June 4-6, 2018. This year’s line-up is packed with designers, developers, artists, and leaders who’ll share their most valuable tools, techniques, and advice.
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Gah! I want to give this rug a home. The motif is based on a 1948 artwork by Spanish Basque artist Eduardo Chillida.
What if, there was a place on the Internet that:
– Optimized for opportunities instead of advertisements
– Was more interested in how you show up as a human, than how your data shows up in an algorithm
– Believed online experiences should feel more like face-to-face interactions
I believe in this version of the internet and am looking for a Product Manager who does too.
Join a group of big-hearted humans who care and want to build the LinkedIn for the creative world, called CreativeGuild.
Looking forward to watch the documentary Design Canada, which will premiere this June in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.
“We aren’t in relationships to suffer in silence or fury; we may have come from unhappy muzzled childhoods, but it is the prerogative of adulthood to be able to complain; we simply need to give ourselves the space and compassion to learn to do so successfully, which means, with an absence of sarcasm or rage.”