20 episodes

Cultures of innovation begin with a culture of empathy. How do you create them, how do you sustain them and how do you help people develop the skills and mindsets to thrive within them. These are the questions people Ask MsQ and this is the place where she brings you stories and strategies from researchers and practitioners using design thinking to be more creative as they unlock opportunities and solve complex challenges giving us the answers to these questions.

Sprint to Success with Design Thinking Sabba Quidwai

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

Cultures of innovation begin with a culture of empathy. How do you create them, how do you sustain them and how do you help people develop the skills and mindsets to thrive within them. These are the questions people Ask MsQ and this is the place where she brings you stories and strategies from researchers and practitioners using design thinking to be more creative as they unlock opportunities and solve complex challenges giving us the answers to these questions.

    Press the Damn Button: Networking by Design

    Press the Damn Button: Networking by Design

    Digital Futurist, Brian Fanzo shares why he believes that we all need to pick up our phones and embrace his mantra “press the damn button.” In doing so he says we share our stories with the world, building trust, awareness and connection with our communities.

    • 52 min
    Managing Grief and Loss in Organizational Change

    Managing Grief and Loss in Organizational Change

    “People don’t resist change, they resist loss.” This week I invited Bree Groff, Principal at SYPartners, to talk about how to manage grief and loss when it comes to organizational change. Bree is on a mission to help companies not simply endure change, but become skilled at—and find joy in—transformation.

    • 50 min
    Find and Be Found: Advice for New Graduates in Times of Change

    Find and Be Found: Advice for New Graduates in Times of Change

    "Find and be found" This should be the mantra for every secondary and post secondary student in today's world. 
    Each week on the show I ask our guests to share advice with new graduates who are entering a very different world of work. This week I curated the advice of past guests into one episode.
    Why the world of work is ripe for disruption and why you should be optimistic about the job market How to use LinkedIn to grow your network, share your work and connect with people you want to work with Why building your personal brand is a non-negotiable in 2020 and how you can use it to show the world what you can do with what you know How to use your time in school to share your work and build a robust network online How to use your challenges to fuel risk taking and try something new Why you should never be afraid to reach out to someone to ask a question or get advice when it comes to your career How to share and advance ideas within your organization Private Facebook group for Students and New Graduates 
    Connect with Sabba in Instagram - @AskMsQ
    Connect with Sabba on Twitter - @AskMsQ
    Visit my website - www.askmsq.com

    • 34 min
    Creating a Culture of Trust and Collaboration Through Radical Alignment

    Creating a Culture of Trust and Collaboration Through Radical Alignment

    We all know that collaboration is often critical to success, as Simon Sinek says “alone is hard, together is better.” But how can we be better together? It doesn’t happen by just getting together around a table or these days a zoom call, it happens when we create a culture of radical alignment. 
    In this episode Bob and Alex share:
    Their 4-step conversation framework that builds trust amongst teams The research behind leading with empathy to have meaningful conversations that lead to action The importance of trust and psychological safety within an organization How to create a culture where diversity thrives and everyone's voices and ideas are valued. How to debate and share safely within organizations to generate new ideas The relationship between emotions and creativity Why we experience imposter syndrome and how to manage it Why children benefit from the conversation framework and how it can strengthen their social-emotional skills You can learn more about their book and offers here. I hope you all enjoy my conversation with Bob Gower and Alex Jamieson, and as always we’d love if you tag us online and share your thoughts and takeaways. 
    You can connect with me, Sabba on LinkedIn,  Instagram and Twitter @AskMsQ or visit my website askmsq.com.

    • 1 hr
    Designing a Vision that Inspires Action

    Designing a Vision that Inspires Action

    Whether you are leading an organization or you are an individual struggling to find purpose a clear vision will help you design a strategy that leads to results. I invited Diana and Kandis from The Six to join us to talk about vision sprints, where they use design thinking to help organizations imagine what could be and then align their strategy with their vision.

    • 46 min
    Season 2 Trailer

    Season 2 Trailer

    In Season 2 of Sprint to Success with Design Thinking we’re talking with leaders and researchers about how to bring teams together to redesign our workplaces, systems and societies. Our. guests will share how to use design thinking to have conversations that lead to action, starting with what we know are important foundations for change to thrive such as vision, culture, trust, psychological safety, advocacy, leadership and social influence and more. 

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Echotastic ,

Great Podcast for Entrepreneurs

As an entrepreneur, managing the challenges of a growing startup, this podcast was highly relevant, beneficial and with just the right amount of details. The host and the guests did a great job of explaining and contextualizing vision sprints and how they can be beneficial towards managing your organization.

I’ve only had a chance to listen to the first episode of season 2, but I’m looking forward to more when time permits.

Aquakube ,

A Splash of Design, and a twist of amazingness!

Sabba is amazing. Not only is she a fantastic design thinker, educator, innovator and truly awesome person, she brings pure home runs, grand slams and holes in one to her podcast. I know there are a zillion casts out there, but give this one a try, you’ll be hooked!

Cpdb ,

Design Fluff

Turned me off right away with humble brags, some more brags and a little more bragging.

Then lots of pointing out the obvious , like, “the internet is so help” “ the Internet can help you professionally “.

But really it’s her tone, or attitude. I don’t know how to quantify it. What is it about the valley girl accent that has become so annoying in the professional realm ? Is the touch of condescension, maybe air of a spoiled little girl, interjecting self importance for sure, Prehaps the high tone just sounds a bit arrogant. I really don’t know. But I just can’t listen it and take it seriously.

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