2020 has started and with it launches my new podcast – Sprint to Success with Design Thinking.
A HUGE thank you to all of you who have subscribed and are following along on Instagram. I am so grateful to all of you for your support and enthusiasm. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts and feedback. I’d love to know what content you are interested in hearing more about, what people you are interested in hearing from and what you find most valuable.
Design thinking gave me the mindset and skillset to live this quote by @sethgodin from my all time favorite book, “Linchpin.”
“The job is what you do when you are told what to do. The job is showing up at the factory, following instructions, meeting spec, and being managed. Someone can always do your job a little better or faster or cheaper than you can. The job might be difficult, it might require skill, but it’s a job. Your art is what you do when no one can tell you exactly how to do it. Your art is the act of taking personal responsibility, challenging the status quo, and changing people. I call the process of doing your art ‘the work.’ It’s possible to have a job and do the work, too. In fact, that’s how you become a linchpin.”Seth Godin, Linchpin
It’s my turn to pay it forward and this podcast is one way I’m diving deep with you to share the stories and strategies from the researchers and practitioners I’m learning from during my time at the Global Executive EdD program at the University of Southern California
In reflecting back over the past decade, my #oneword for 2020 is “exposure.”
It is the exposure you have to people and places that help you realize the possibilities that exist. You don’t know what you don’t know and I hope the stories and strategies shared by the guests on the podcast open up so many opportunities for what you can do in 2020 and the years to come.
In launching this podcast I was reminded of just how lucky we are today to learn anything, anytime, anywhere and from anyone. Growing and strengthening my social networks completely changed the trajectory of my career and allowed me to discover the vast number of possibilities for what I could do. With great confidence I know the people you meet in this podcast will provide the stories and strategies that will help you design the life and career you want. They’ll share how to develop the mindsets and skillsets you need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.
“What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you are willing to do it, that’s another matter.”Peter F. Drucker
I believe that the future should be designed. Not left to chance.
Over the past decade, using design thinking practices I've helped schools and businesses create a culture of innovation where everyone is empowered to move from idea to impact, to address complex challenges and discover opportunities.