Kedron Rhodes Helping leaders innovate by design.

How to work for a boss you dont respect

Many of us have been in the situation where we're working for someone we don't have a lot of respect for. This can be frustrating, but here are 4 tips, plus 2 bonus hacks that you can use today to move things in a positive direction.

Your team judges you and here is how

Your team evaluates whether or not to follow you based on 4 lenses. These 4 lenses align with 5 attributes that Gallup identifies in exceptional managers.

The Product Manager Said What???

Have you ever wondered why some products are so hard to use? This story might explain that very reason—plus a powerful tip to fix the problem.

3 Ways to Get More Out of Qualitative Research

Qualitative research is a powerful ways to collect insights. It can also presents some challenges. Here are 3 things you can do to get more value out of this kind of research.

3 Digital Communication Tips for Leaders

As leaders, we need to remember that digital communication is cold and impersonal by default. These 3 tips will help warm and humanize.

4 Powerful Tips for Impactful User Research

User research is valuable time spent, and here are 4 things to consider that will help you get the most out of user interviews.

Do This for a Better Critique

Whether you're giving or getting a design critique, this mindset and method will help you get more value out of the critique process.

In-house vs Agency Designer

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between being an in-house designer vs working at an agency? I've worked at both, and here are 4 difference worth considering when choosing between the two.

Beyond Performance & Efficiency

It is easy to get focused on maximizing performance and efficiency when it comes to our design work. Although those are important considerations it can be just as easy to lose sight of the human component of design. Here are 3 considerations to keep in mind as you balance these concerns.

Is Empathy Holding You Back

Empathy is having a moment right now, but have you ever thought that it might be holding you back? Here are 2 aspects of empathy worth considering and 1 powerful way to activate it.

3 Must-haves for a Design Driven Culture

What does it take to foster a design friendly culture? What characteristics support a design way of thinking within your team? Here I share 3 requirements for a thriving design friendly culture.

How to Know When to Zoom Out and Ask for Help

As a designer, it can be easy to get so focused on the thing that we are making, that we lose sight of the inspiration around us. Here I share how I identify moments when I need help, and the kind of help I seek in those moments.