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.
This year’s exhibition features a wheelchair that can climb stairs, a language-translating earpiece and a brand identity for Wales.
A new fundraising book features contributions from Manchester creatives including Peter Saville and Malcolm Garrett, which have been inspired by Tony Walsh’s poem This is the Place.
As Design Manchester celebrates its fifth birthday, we pick out our top exhibitions to catch at the festival, including a tribute to the book covers of Mancunian literary legend Anthony
Atlas has created the branding for the new fashion label, which will also be contributed to by other industrial and product designers.