During my conversations with design leaders, I often emphasis the power of asking question of their stakeholders more then speaking specifically about design. This has a few advantages. By asking questions you are demonstrating that you are curious and this creates and empathic relationship.
This is a resource list that I have created as part of the Berghs Design Leadership course. This list is designed to help Design Leaders understand the core principles of Complexity and Systems thinking so that they may apply them practically within their organisation’s in the context of leadership and design.