Design Your Life
Community dinner + Workshop
Life is full of uncertainty. We live at a time that career changes are increasingly common. More often than not, the career we aspired to five years ago may not even exist by the time when we are ready for it. In a rapidly changing world, how should we think about our long-term goals?
The truth is, you can’t control the wind, but you are in control of the sail. Design thinking is all about dealing with uncertainties and actively influencing what the future might look like. Shanfan Huang, a designer and software development consultant, will guide us through a fun hands-on life designing activity. We are not just envisioning the happy ending, or planning a step by step process. At this workshop, we will learn how to anticipate changes and still feel in control, and to live to our full potential.
As the second panel of the Empower Communication Skills In The Product World, we invite three product experts who have not only survived this struggle but also are able to lead teams that share a mutual trust among members. How did they do that? Let’s ask!
In a product team, how do we build and earn trust through our communication? What are the strategies to stay true to our fact-based decisions rather than giving in to pressure or power from stakeholders like supervisors, executives, and clients? How do we find our own path to be professionally acknowledged, versus being “popular”, likable or compliant (product manager’s talking here)?
Stories we heard…