vision and leadership


“We all do better when we all do better.”
  -Paul Wellstone

My leadership journey began with a program through University of Wisconsin-Extension. Leadership Academy was two years of reading and discussing current leadership theory. We also met with leaders from around the state from private, public, and nonprofit organizations to learn about their practices.

Since then, I have continued my study of leadership, because it became clear to me that leadership was not a skill you could master and then be done - it is instead a practice, like exercise or meditation.

Sometimes my role as a designer allows me to lead a team, and sometimes I am just leading by example. To lead means to take responsibility for the outcome no matter what your role is.

Every project I take on requires relationship building, mindfulness, strategy, and patience. Below are the skills I practice, and examples of how I continue to learn.