Designing the Next Chapter of Your Career

Feeling stuck? Design thinking can help you.

We know a great deal about what leaders do and how they do it. But we know very little about the inner place, the source from which they operate. Successful leadership depends on the quality of attention, intention, and impact that the leader brings to any situation.

What are some problem-solving methods used by successful leaders and how can we apply them to our personal journey?

Theory U marks the creative journey of stopping, listening, and observing to allow a leader’s authentic knowledge to emerge for profound change. Theory U is rooted in an iterative, collaborative and human-centered approach to creatively solve problems known as design thinking. A solution-based methodology focused on producing constructive results, part of the process may include exploring multiple alternative outcomes.

Design thinking principles can be applied to your personal life and career. Instead of thinking of your work as a series of isolated events, design thinking provides a framework to examine career development as iterative steps of understanding, defining, ideating, testing and refining.

In Vista Leadership Institute’s online classes and in-person retreat, we explore the role design thinking principles can play in defining your career path and making the world a better place. We adapt tools presented in Michele Martin’s blog, “Using Design Thinking to Craft Your Career” and resources from the book, “Designing Your Life” by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans.

The Institute’s individually tailored approach in a peer-learning environment gives you the support and accountability you need to move from idea to action. The Institute brings leaders together to foster new ways of thinking and acting. If you want to learn to lead with design thinking, apply to Vista Leadership Institute before May 15, 2017.

Are you ready to start your leadership journey?