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Intentional Product Leadership | Chris Avore [VIDEO & SLIDES]

  • 10 Nov 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Online


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This talk is presented jointly by TorCHI and

TPMA (Toronto Product Management Association)

It’s all too easy for designers, product managers, and even leadership to fall into a reactive mindset when building their teams, making product decisions, or prioritizing how they should use their time, every single day. Intentional Product Leadership explores how to step back and evaluate what your next course of action should be and why. Taking an intentional approach to career growth, hiring, improving your influence in your organization, and scaling product development will improve your chances for success and your potential for delivering high-impact products and positive user experiences. Chris will provide specific approaches to crafting intentionality in situations when it’s all too easy to abandon a decision framework. This talk draws on the lessons of Chris’s recent book Liftoff!: Practical Design Leadership to Elevate Your Team, Your Organization, and You, published by Rosenfeld Media in July 2020.

Chris Avore is an experienced design manager who leads teams, coaches design leaders, and helps executives understand the value of design. He's championed design, research, and content strategy to improve the services people use every day in organizations of all sizes and industries around the globe. You can follow him on Twitter @erova.



Bonus material: Some books recommended by the presenter or audience:

  • Design Unbound: Designing for Emergence in a White Water World, Volume 1 & 2 by Ann Pendleton-Jullian and John Seely Brown.
  • Complexity: A guided tour by Melanie Mitchell
  • Thinking in Systems: A Primer by Donella Meadows and Diana Wright
  • Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World by Brian Walker and David Salt
  • Closing the Loop: Systems Thinking for Designers by Sheryl Cababa (to be published in 2022)
  • Dark matter and trojan horses. A strategic design vocabulary by Dan Hill
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