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Reviewed by Gordon D. Durich for Readers' Favorite
Creative Leadership: Born from Design (Designing Now), Rama Gheerawo’s nonfiction work explores the contemporary conflict between leadership and more dated methods. The author examines the tools of design and asks whether designers can be leaders or not. With a new outlook in the 2020s, looking for new models of leadership, Gheerawo offers an answer by involving more human values such as empathy and clarity as well as the overriding creativity model. Case studies and color photographs and images are liberally used to illustrate the points he presents.
Creative Leadership spoke to me and Rama Gheerawo’s work was a valuable reference. It made me ponder whether designers can be leaders, and if they can, is this due to their creative capabilities? I appreciate and enjoy the collaborative approach. This book appealed to me in terms of the value placed on creativity, and the equally important ones of empathy and clarity. Designers need to think “outside the box” continually and Gheerawo uses case studies to illustrate the principles of improved communication. I would recommend this book to designers and business leaders as a useful resource and reference. It is presented in an appealing visual style that would not be out of place on any public or educational library shelf with other books on design. As a graphic designer and writer, I would add this to my collection and recommend it to my Graphic Design teacher and mentor. I also liked the simple but effective cover.