I have been unemployed a couple of times in my adult life; as well, I had a couple of periods of under-employment. It is good to have context by which to judge the good times, those times when one finds … Continue reading Job 4 Life.
I am a generalist. A slice of talent and a dollop of white male privilege has created a monster that can move around in various institutional environments adding value here, there and everywhere. Being a MarComms professional means I can work … Continue reading Personal Journey Mapping
I used to spend a lot of time lying on my sofa staring at the ceiling. My then-girlfriend, who was always busy, would ask me “what are you doing?” to which I would answer, “Nothing.” Only it was everything. A journey … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 82: Meander More.
I have been reflecting a lot over the last few months about the work that I have done, the promise I can make someone new, and what I am good at. This review process should be a regular occurrence, and … Continue reading Category Design: Communications & Culture.
Over the last decade I have been relentlessly learning, growing, changing, and challenging. It is hard work, driven by the need to keep my skills fresh, and deal with an ever-changing technological and stakeholder landscape. Relentless means never-ending, incessant. It carries with … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 79: Relentless Humanity.
Disorganizers will often be accused of messing things up, with their crazy ideas and fail forward activities. And it is often true – we seek to change the status quo. The reflective question to consider is, do things need to … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 50: How Can I Help?
I have finished my 100-part video series, Dis!Organize. I had to learn how to do the end-to-end recording process – audio and video. I had to get the right apps in place that produced something I was happy with. One I … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 22: Craft.
COVID19 lockdown hit in March and I suddenly had a whole lot of time on my hands. I am both creative and action-oriented, so I determined: it’s time to write that book. I dusted off my notes I have picked … Continue reading 5 Things I Learned From Making 100 COVID Lockdown Videos.
Talking with organizational execs, one of their biggest conundrums is: “Dead wood.” People around them without the same insights and ability to move the organization forward the way “they” can. “If only there were more people who lead rather than manage…!” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 40: We Lead!
Some fascinating HBR research from the front line of #WFH business continuity: MORE COMMUNICATION, please and thank you. Employees need clarity. REDUNDANT communication – more channels, more time on the channels. Leaders need to free up their schedule to talk with their teams – … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 18: How Can I Help?
Create a manifesto. Manifesto is defined as “a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer. Promotes a new idea with prescriptive notions for carrying out changes the author believes should be made.” Publishing is important … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 28: Create a Manifesto.
The last couple of vlogs I have been talking about how to find others who can help you be successful. But here’s the thing: it is down to you. No-one is going to rescue you from the bubble of your own … Continue reading Dis!organize Ep. 26: Pick Yourself.