Lori told me this is the quietest, smallest Christmas she had orchestrated (and it was still a full-time gig this month). No big turkey dinner for 10-40 people, count ’em! We couldn’t even invite over the orphans. Lori made some … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 41: Leftovers.
Do you know why we build gingerbread houses at Christmas? I have no idea – probably something we stole from the Germans, who seems to be behind a lot of Yuletide tradition. Well, we have three built in the house, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 40: Tradition.
The day one IG post has become a core component of #onboarding and employer brand shenanigans. It is shorthand for the impact we can have on people’s (work) lives from the first moment of interaction, and across the entire employee … Continue reading Day One IG Post
Anyone who wears glasses will feel me when I say I hate wearing a mask. Not because I think COVID-19 is a hoax. (Duh!) I support the simple and effective health protection approach. My glasses just steam up when I … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 39: I Hate Masks.
A lot of drinking is more about ritual than sustenance / reward for me. I do not have an addictive personality, so I could easily give up alcohol, tea, coffee if I needed / wanted to. Indeed, once COVID hit, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 38: Coffee
This series has been easy to execute because of the hard graft I have put into my practice over the last decade plus. Many of the episodes write themselves because I wear the experiences on my sleeve and deep within my … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 99: SMASH THE LIKE BUTTON!
I named my practice after an article that has run in The Observer newspaper for years, This Much I Know. Famous people share their learnings, large and small. I find it very inviting, open and kind. I want to channel … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 98: This Much We Know.
We are working from home. We can crash out of bed and on to a zoom meeting in our sweats (at least, that is what I understand from watching #workTikTok.) I used to have a view from work over various … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 37: Work View.
A flâneur is defined as: the person of leisure, the idler, the urban explorer, the connoisseur of the street. What strikes me is how apropos is the flâneur’s approach to the world in the here and now. Observant, immersed, knowledgeable and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 97: Flâneur.
You, in your enthusiasm and wide-eyed excitement, have a “What if…” moment and explain your idea to your leader. “What a novel idea!” comes the agnostic reply. You know that idea is in trouble, or that you work for the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 96: How Novel!
I have a new job, and I am working from home, of course. I am even more housebound than usual during COVID-days, exacerbated by the renewal of lockdown. Work has been really mind-expanding – I have been on a virtual … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 36: Memories.
I read a review of Richard Power’s Pulitzer-winning novel The Overstory, an interlocking narrative of different people and times and places, in which the reviewer noted “the only thing consistent is the seeking – and the humility to understand that we … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 95: What We Know Will Change.