Be careful of organizational swear words. (maybe it’s “Agile!” or “Disruption!”). The kind of words that are always used with quotation marks and a roll of the eyes. Instead, listen hard for the organizational words and ideas that matter, that have the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 65: Pick up the Lingo.
Working out loud is the process by which you make your work a) observable; and b) narrated. I first started working out loud online. Eventually, I built enough confidence to make it a physical undertaking. I moved my desk under the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 64: Under the Stairs.
Keeping abreast of the cannabis industry news is a dance, a shuffle of steps forward and back. Cha-cha-cha. Of course, it is also a play on Bowie too: cha-cha-cha-changes. Many of my cannabis diary posts are bad news, good news, … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 47: Solid Ground.
School starts back next week. Lola is off to high school, and into a student bubble cohort. The grade 11-12s are going to school in the basement of a Jewish community centre across the road. Grade 7 are only allowed … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 25: Ambivalence.
The number one challenge for talented people is that the talent does not match the title or job description. We are talking about creating the role that manifests your genius. It is unlikely the company will decree it. You need to make … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 63: Get Rid of Titles.
If you are curious, if you are a learner and willing to change and to grow, you are asking lots of questions. The questions you ask are not the simple ones. They are open-ended, and the answers you get back will be … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 62: Embrace Ambiguity.
I am a huge fan of the Rocky movie franchise. Stallone really nails the hero’s journey through battle, failure and redemption. The Disorganizer in me feels his pain, and the sweetly melancholic victory. By Rocky VI, the protagonist may have … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 61: Rocky Balboa.
In the social age we have multiple, divergent and emergent narratives, we have billions of data points, facts, and opinions to sift through. In order to make sense of it all and determine the pathway forward, we need to ask difficult questions … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 60: Cultivate Curiosity.
Over the last decade I have been working in the personal branding space. My interest is in trying to move beyond the job description in activating my skills and those of my colleagues. Calling myself a disorganizer is about saying … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 59: Self-Evident.
In the last diary post I mentioned the deep and persistent work of those cannabis advocates who lead the charge for legalization, based on a belief in the medicinal and wellness benefits of the plant. Yet, perversely, we see medical … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 46: Transition.
A bigger overhang to our lives since COVID lock down than unemployment has been the health and wellness of our elderly parents, each of the three having been admitted to hospital at some point in the last few months with … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 24: I Miss You
The designer Bruce Mau shared his Incomplete Manifesto for Growth 20 years ago. It is a work that every disorganizer needs. My favourite proclamation therein: Begin Anywhere. OK then, I will. The most exciting outcome of social media and so-called social … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 58: Everyone, Anytime, Everywhere, Anything.