I’m fortunate enough to be frequently asked to speak with designers who are at that stage in their career to grow from junior to senior roles. I vividly remember being at this stage of my own career when I was transitioning from being an individual contributor to becoming a manager. Being responsible for another person’s career and leading a team for the first time was both exciting and terrifying.

Making this important career jump requires multiple skills, but foremost is the ability to adapt. Of course the capability for adaptation is necessary for growth in all roles and functions to…

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