Accidental Leaders: Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Senior Design Leadership

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Accidental Leaders: Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Senior Design Leadership

11 Oct, 3:25 pm - 4:00 pm (Europe/Dublin) - Vision Stage

11 Oct, 14:25 - 15:00 (UTC)

Continuous Design
UXDX EMEA 2024

As organizations grow, designers often find themselves accidentally thrust into senior positions, becoming unintentional leaders. This is a unique and challenging situation - one that involves a swift transition from focusing on individual tasks and responsibilities to managing a team and making key decisions.

Anderson's talk will delve into the uncharted territory of design leadership, especially when it happens unintentionally. He'll explore the various dimensions of leadership, including the importance of understanding the psychology of leadership, the nuances of giving and receiving feedback, evaluating performance, making hiring decisions, and the delicate art of letting someone go.

He'll provide strategies to navigate this transition smoothly, making you a more confident and effective leader. Whether you are an experienced design leader or a designer anticipating future growth, this talk will empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a leadership role.