Design Thinking for School Leaders 



"Design thinking is more than a fad; it is a set of principles around which creative people find and solve problems and unlock opportunities. For the first time, two veteran educators and expert design thinkers provide both theory and clear, highly practical guidelines for how school leaders can shift from being mere managers to becoming design-inspired leaders.  A must-read for all school leaders seeking to build and sustain nimble, adaptive organizations that will positively impact our students in an increasingly volatile & complex world."

Grant Lichtman, Author of #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education and Moving the Rock: Seven Levers that We Can Press to Transform Education


"What if school leaders were able to approach their work more like designers? That is the beautiful question at the core of "Design Thinking for School Leaders." The authors Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson show how to adopt five design-inspired mindsets that can transform the way you lead--and the schools you are leading."

Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question


"A beautiful balance of philosophy and practicality, conversation and critique, Kami and Alyssa provide a much needed guide for  human-centered leadership. Where some books on school leadership get caught up in a quagmire of quantitative data analysis, and others read more like sermons for salvation, Design Thinking for School Leaders provides a relatable and conversational guide, informed by best practices of empathy-fueled innovation."

Dan Ryder, Co-author of Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom