Who has the most impact to your happiness and success in your job? For better or worse, it’s your boss! Did you get it right? Good job! Gold star! As a symbolic and literal representative of the organization, your boss dictates what you will and won’t work on, how your performance is measured, whether you will be promoted, and generally sets the tone for your working experience. Navigating your career around a singular individual, is, in a word, complex. Plus, how do you even know whether your boss is a star or a stinker? This talk will break down the good, the bad, and the ugly in how you can get in partnership with your boss, so they become your advocate and ally, and not your professional adversary.
With nearly 25 years of design leadership expertise, Kevin leads Smashing Ideas’ design practice, which spans design research, conceptual design, information architecture, interaction & UX design, visual design & storytelling, and usability testing across a multitude of digital platforms. His unique possible+pragmatic approach results in digital engagements that go beyond usability and usefulness to become experiences that delight and have personal significance in the lives of the end-users. This has resulted in a client list that includes Philips, Amazon, T-Mobile, Discover, PwC, Microsoft Accelerator, and ABCNews to name a few.