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.
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
Hello, I’m Jonathan and I’m a corporate disorganizer. Pleased to meet you. What do you call yourself, when you decide to let loose in your organization to deliver MAXIMUM value? Do you just say “Hello, I’m <insert NAME NAME> and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.1: What’s in a Name…?
I am a huge fan of having a personal / professional manifesto. [Definition: “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.”] … Continue reading Work Manifesto for the Pandemic Age.
I have always disliked running. Futile, tiring, and boring. No euphoric rush for me. It is too mechanical and repetitive. (I think the same about swimming. I have swum regularly for years, but after 15-20 minutes I am done, bored.) … Continue reading Overcoming My Dislike of Running By Thinking Of It As Work
Last week I wrote about the need to move through the gears, using a manual transmission – we need to be more in (micro) control, more discerning than usual, in COVID times. I have been scouring the interwebs for new learning, … Continue reading The power of three – #COVID19 edition
We are in the midst of a pandemic. Surrounded by uncertainty, in an undulating, fast-paced changing situation. We must keep up our spirits, and also be highly pragmatic. What do we need to do to survive? Thrive can wait for … Continue reading Week 24: Self-Isolation
…and a new job. I recently wrote about leaving Teekay after 12 quite delightful years… Well, today I started at a new company, Zenabis Global Inc. It is a big change in some respects, in others very similar. Similar, in … Continue reading Global perspective, change agency, emergent narratives…