A podcast about navigating the
opportunities and challenges of design leadership
with Jesse James Garrett and Peter Merholz

REcent Episodes

30— Mailbag: UX maturity, conflict fatigue, and getting past imposter syndrome

(This is our last episode for a couple months. Talk to you in August!)
In this episode, Jesse and Peter field questions from listeners, which lead to a range of discussions, including leading in immature organizations, the power of playing politics, overcoming imposter syndrome, and developing a self-reflective leadership practice.

29: Listening with Intent (ft. Indi Young)

In this episode, Jesse and Peter speak with their friend and former colleague Indi Young on the eve of the release of her forthcoming book, Time to Listen. The conversation ranges from our time together, to how she approaches her work, her focus on listening deeply to each other, and her passion for matters of equity and inclusion.

28: The Leadership Ceiling (ft. Tim Kieschnick)

In this episode, Jesse and Peter talk to Tim Kieschnick, who established the UX practice at healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente, and then went on to spearhead human-centered design in the organization, about his illuminating framework he calls The Leadership Ceiling, the importance of playing politics, how to start a movement, and what it was like to work for a single company for 30 years(!).