User Experience designers must inherently be leaders, because we are often in a position to influence our colleagues and clients about things they don’t understand. And sometimes we have the power to destroy products — if not companies.
But more importantly, we need to see our team and our company as resources, not obstacles.
If you feel like the person sitting next to you is a burden to your greatness in UX, you’re doing it wrong.
With that as an introduction, I give you these 15 rules to live by, slightly adapted from the originals, as commandments for being the best UX leader you can be, especially if you’re just starting your career.