When you are at the edge – of the ocean, of the cliff – you have a long horizon. You can see for miles. You see the weather front rolling in. You see the change in conditions; you call to … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.15: Move to the Edge.
The B.C. Government wants to solidify the “legendary status” of its cannabis, through legal means. To do so, it has released some funds and some how-to documentation to enable the long-standing legacy market growers to go legit (although really, the … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 37: Legendary.
Consider the organizational view. Maybe even author it, and believe in it. Build and deliver the norms and processes that deliver against that view. That is NORMAL. But! (there is always a but!) Challenge EVERYTHING. Also step outside it, determine … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.14: Challenge Everything.
Disorganizing is the act of change in your company, releasing new, positive energy. However, if it is done in private, the energy is likely to be misplaced. Change without narrative and community access and engagement generates whispers, gossip. It becomes … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.13: Work. Out. Loud.
Thinking about “2020” – a term referring to good vision, clarity, a positive sign! Yet here we are: death and destruction; moral, political and economic bankruptcy abounds! In the tumult, a big milestone upcoming, turning 50. I have been reflecting … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 14: The 50th Edition
In the last episode I shared the Ai Wei Wei quote about taking action – that it requires bravery. That courage builds muscle. It gives us a force field. Hey, we’re still here…we disorganizers have been (at least partially) successful; … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.12: Pay It Forward
A few years ago, I am uncertain how many because I was not paying attention closely, cannabis became kinda deregulated in Vancouver, and the few medical dispensaries doing their hard graft at the edge of legality suddenly started having company. Dispensaries … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 36: We Wait.
The great Chinese artist, dissident and provocateur Ai Wei Wei says: My favourite word is ACT. I am more fearful than other people, maybe, then I act more brave because I know the danger is really there. If you don’t … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.11: ACT!
So I call myself a Corporate Disorganizer. I could call myself, and sometimes do, a Change agent, rebel, disruptor, or intrapreneur. Why “Disorganizer?” Well, a Disorganizer is unexpected, it comes from a side angle, it slows the recipient down. It … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.10: “Dis-” Your Company
You have probably heard about the psychology behind the power pose. Before an important meeting or a job interview; go into the bathroom and look at yourself in the mirror while standing powerfully, arms and legs akimbo, like the star … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.9: (Assume Your) Power Pose
I have lived through months and months of doom and gloom in my arms-length relationship with the cannabis industry. I joined the industry when it was in a downward trajectory, only for it then to throw itself off a cliff. … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 35: Cut Yerself Some Slack.
According to the author Daniel Pink, we spend 40% of our time selling. 40% of our time…selling. Work in an office and sit at a computer all day working on projects? Where is the selling? In the craft of your … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.8: 40% Sell!