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In Trust

58 EpisodesProduced by Spotlight Trust's Lisa Lambert and Rick KitagawaWebsite

A podcast about how to build the most valuable asset for leaders, organizations, and communities alike: TRUST. We interview leaders from all different walks to explore how trust has transformed their work and get their perspectives, practical advice, and lessons learned on how to earn, extend, stren… read more


Better Business By Design and Empathy - Interview with Alen Faljic - EP 40

How can leaders effectively build bridges across disciplines so that different functions can team up and help their organization run more thoughtfully and successfully? How can greater empathy lead to greater business impact? How can design leaders in particular gain more business confidence so they can bring their problem solving expertise to co-create a different business world, by design?

These were just some of the questions we explored in our conversation with Alen Faljic, the Founder and CEO of d.MBA, an online business program made specifically for designers. Alen is an ex-IDEO business designer, one of the most prominent business designers internationally, and host of the d.MBA podcast.

In this episode of the In Trust podcast, Alen shares an abundance of wisdom and practical insights that transcend design leadership. We cover a wide-range of topics including how he and the d.MBA team are working to address a key gap in design education that can transform business, how developing a shared language facilitates cross-functional teamwork, how empathy is good for business and how to practice it, how to deconstruct big risks, and more.

If you’re interested in building a better business, improving cross-functional collaboration, and harnessing the power of empathy in business, then this episode is for you.

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