Organizations are wired to resist change. Even the most promising possibilities are often met with an automatic block: "yeah, it's a great idea. but, that would never work here." Short term thinking, politics and capability gaps are just a few of the automatic antibodies that naturally attack the early seeds of innovation and change. What can design teach us about overcoming these patterns of resistance? How can we create cultures that are incentivized and open to taking a longer term view and neutralized negative politics to be more productive environments for creative collaboration? Author and educator Lisa Kay Solomon will explore design-led leadership practices that can turn even some of the most toxic cultures of negativity into environments of hope that are best possibilities.
Lisa Kay Solomon
Managing Director, Transformational Practices