Monthly Archives: December 2015

On the Road

The Designing Leaders crew is returning to Asia today from our US headquarters. Thank goodness for Global Premier Upgrades on United Airlines…we might actually get some sleep on the 27-hour journey!

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Check out HRM TV

If you have a little downtime here between Christmas and New Years, this might be a good time to check out HRM TV and get yourself into the habit of watching them even as things pick up in the new year (maybe this could be one resolution you could follow?). The news and concepts from […]

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Merry Christmas!

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, that’s what today is, so the Designing Leaders crew is wishing you a merry one!

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A Little Extra Time

Christmas is not a big deal across much of Asia, at least, not as big a deal as in western cultures. That’s especially true in places like Thailand and Malaysia, which have pretty large Buddhist and Muslim majorities, respectively. Still, you may have employees who celebrate, whether for religious or family reasons, and this is […]

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Scattering

The Designing Leaders team is scattering for the holidays today. (one of us should have just landed in Tokyo a couple hours ago) Wishing you a happy holiday season, and we look forward to working with you in 2016!!

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Last-Minute Gifts

If you are still looking for a gift for the leader on your list, be sure to visit our bookstore: http://designingleaders.com/bookstore/

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What Keeps Women Out of Tech?

An article a couple months ago in the New York Times explored the question of why there are few women in tech fields relative to the population as a whole. The author suggests the issue is not so much discrimination against women as it is that the stereotypes of the tech geek are not appealing […]

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Keep the Passion Alive

In the old days (and by that we mean “pre-2000″), the opportunity to create content was a bit limited. Sure, the average person could create, but there were fewer tools available, fewer outlets to distribute your work, and in general, fewer opportunities to see what is possible. Content creation was either done by professionals or […]

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Dealing With Disappointment

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No matter how hard you work, no matter how hard you prepare, the universe likes to play tricks on people. If you expect to be bold and innovative, sometimes you will face failures, and you need to be able to accept that and move on. How you deal with disappointment, whether as an employee or […]

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“New” Does Not Always Mean New

Within creative firms it is easy to always keep looking for the next new thing. After all, isn’t that what sells? Don’t your clients want something nobody else has? You hire creative people because they can bring you something unique, right? Well…sort of. You should be careful about always aiming for something new, because you […]

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