Join us for the launch of Director Moura Quayle’s new book, Designed Leadership. Join us on September 28th to learn more about the book and network over refreshments.

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Liu Institute for Global Issues – Multipurpose Room and Lobby Gallery
Please RSVP on EventBrite.

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Book Cover


Great leaders aspire to manage “by design” – with a sense of purpose and foresight. But too few leaders incorporate the proven practices and principles of the design disciplines. That should change with Designed Leadership. Here, strategic-design scholar and urban systems designer Moura Quayle presents a clear and accessible handbook for understanding and incorporating design lessons and processes into leadership applications. For example, every designer knows that failure – essential to innovation – is catastrophic in implementation; it’s why designers created studios in which to test ideas. It’s expressed in the indispensable concept of ASK. TRY. DO. Designers also know how to learn from natural systems. They know it is vital to make values explicit.From artists to architects, engineers to inventors, design practitioners know that strategic design loosens the mind and activates innovation. For managers at any level, Designed Leadership uses original visuals and field-tested examples to illuminate the kind of thinking, theorizing, and practice that results in long-lasting high performance in the workplace and beyond.

Columbia University Press
$35.00 / £30.00 · cloth 978-0-231-17312-4
JULY 2017
272 pages · 158 illustrations

About the author: Professor Moura Quayle is the Director pro tem of the new UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs. Since 2014, Moura was the Director of the Liu Institute for Global Issues and the Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs professional graduate program. Moura’s interests lie in rethinking, refining and rebuilding collaborative spaces at the intersections of academia, government, business and civil society. Her teaching and research focus is the Sauder and an emerging Policy Studio at the Liu Institute for Global Issues that help students and organizations learn to use design processes and tools. She has served as the deputy minister at the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Research, and Innovation and chairs national boards for applied research.