Search for events by association:


Search for events by industry:

Architects Interior Designers Landscape Architects Lighting Designers Engineers Galleries + Museums All Events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Book Launch | Designed Leadership

October 5, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us in welcoming professor of strategic design at the Sauder School of Business and director of the Institute for Global Issues at the University of British Columbia, Moura Quayle, on October 5th from 5 to 7pm in our 50 Water St showroom.

Great leaders aspire to manage “by design” – with a sense of purpose and foresight. But too few leaders incorporate the proven practices and principles of the design disciplines. That should change with Designed Leadership. Here, strategic-design scholar and urban systems designer Moura Quayle presents a clear and accessible handbook for understanding and incorporating design lessons and processes into leadership applications. For example, every designer knows that failure – essential to innovation – is catastrophic in implementation; it’s why designers created studios in which to test ideas. It’s expressed in the indispensable concept of ASK. TRY. DO. Designers also know how to learn from natural systems. They know it is vital to make values explicit. From artists to architects, engineers to inventors, design practitioners know that strategic design loosens the mind and activates innovation. For managers at any level, Designed Leadership uses original visuals and field-tested examples to illuminate the kind of thinking, theorizing, and practice that results in long-lasting high performance in the workplace and beyond.

RSVP is required for this event, please fill out this form to attend: