Creative Leadership

A new start…

by Mariana Morris • 8th June 2017

For the past three years, I’ve been the Head of UX & Design at Oxford Computer Consultants, a 100-person software company in Oxford, where I built, led and managed the UX Design Studio of eight people (UX designers, User researchers and front-end developers). It was an incredible experience to start and embed design in the 25-year […]


The most comfortable person in the room

by Mariana Morris • 29th March 2017

We all, from time to time, experience situations when we feel uncomfortable in a group setting, that being in work meetings, networking events or in informal conversations. Being an introvert and shy myself, I used to be, more often than not, on the uncomfortable part of the room. After I started organising a monthly event, […]


3 ways to motivate change

by Mariana Morris • 16th October 2014

“Build your case very clearly. (…) Everyone needs to understand it in a way that they can repeat to others.” Read article


Managing yourself: Women, find your voice, by Harvard Business Review

by Mariana Morris • 16th July 2014

Excellent article about women in business meetings. An article by Kathryn Heath, Jill FlynnMary and Davis Holt. Read article


Your body language shapes who you are, by Amy Cuddy

by Mariana Morris • 16th July 2014

The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume

by Mariana Morris • 16th July 2014

The Personal MBA: A World-Class Business Education in a Single Volume Author: Josh Kaufman


Give it five minutes, by Jason Fried

by Mariana Morris • 16th July 2014

“He said ‘Man, give it five minutes.’ I asked him what he meant by that? He said, it’s fine to disagree, it’s fine to push back, it’s great to have strong opinions and beliefs, but give my ideas some time to set in before you’re sure you want to argue against them. ‘Five minutes’ represented […]


Connect, then lead

by Mariana Morris • 16th July 2014

Great article on warmth and competence. “Prioritizing warmth helps you connect immediately with those around you, demonstrating that you hear them, understand them, and can be trusted by them.” An article by Amy J.C. Cuddy, Matthew Kohut and John Neffinger. Read article


Book: The Alliance – Managing talent in the networked age

by Mariana Morris • 16th July 2014

“These individuals, flexible, creative, and with a bias toward action, thrive when they’re on a specific “tour of duty”- when they have a mission that’s mutually beneficial to employee and company that can be completed in a realistic period of time.” Book: The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age Author: Reid Hoffman Publisher: Harvard […]