Take time in 2004 to ‘put some heart’ into your leadership practices, that’s the message coming from an eye-opening new book on the Relationship Age, by strategic and leadership ‘guru’ Sabina Spencer. In her forthcoming manual, The Heart of Leadership, Spencer offers persuasive arguments about how the ‘old rules no longer apply’ in the field of leadership – that it’s the ‘soft stuff’ like ’emotional intelligence’ that leaders need nowadays. Those of you not yet 100 per cent sold by this radical rethink should take some time to let the seven key steps sink in properly. If worst comes to the worst, they’ll always come in useful for a presentation or something.
As the year draws to a close, here is our pick of festive and not-so-festive design events that are not to be missed in December.
Illustration-led puzzle companies speak with us about how they have capitalised on a market which has been supercharged by pandemic lockdowns and a desire to “switch off”.
From colour charting the Beach Boys to a characterful pet food rebrand, these were some of our favourite projects from the past month.
Nine designers have been recognised with the accolade, which is awarded each year by the RSA and has previously included James Dyson and Vivienne Westwood.