People in Vancouver may know the CBC journalist Justin McElroy who covers local politics and has been the go-to person for COVID data this past year. He is a really entertaining and interesting person; and last year he shared his … Continue reading On The Spectrum…
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.
The last category design case study is about ourselves – the story we tell to others about our particular genius, the promise we make for others to say “YES!” The right people want you (to work with them, for them). … Continue reading Category Design Case Study VII: Your Personal STORY.
When we disorganize our company, we are often noodling on small ideas and unobtrusive experiments. We want to fail forward without worry, and we join the dots as we go. However, it cannot be simply a random, scattergun set of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 93: Connect Everything. Everything Is Connected.
Corporate life can confine. It is like a straitjacket. Everything is so serious. Professionalism has sucked the life out of the human experience of work. We should fight back, seek to inject a tiny piece of humanity into our work … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 92: Be F.R.E.S.H.
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?