"Design is the rendering of intent." What if education leaders approached their work with the perspective of a designer? This new perspective of seeing the world differently is desperately needed in schools and begins with school leadership. Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson, widely recognized experts on Design Thinking, educational leadership, and innovative strategies, call this new perspective design-inspired leadership-one of the most powerful ways to ignite positive change and address education challenges using the same design and innovation principles that have been so successful in private industry. This book explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking, one step at a time. Leaders can shift from "accidental designers" to "design-inspired leaders," acting with greater intention and achieving greater impact. You\'ll learn how viewing the world through a more empathetic lens-a critical first step on the path to becoming a design-inspired leader-can raise your awareness of the uniqueness of your teachers and students and prompt you to question the ways in which they experience your school. Gallagher and Thordarson detail five specific roles to help you identify opportunities for positively impacting students, teachers, districts, parents, and the community: the Opportunity Seeker who shifts from problem solving to problem finding; the Experience Architect, who designs and curates learning experiences; the Rule Breaker, who challenges the way things are "always" done; the Producer, who gets things done and creates rapid learning cycles for teams; and the Storyteller, who captures the hearts and minds of a community.