Why do you do the things you do? You should have some ideas about this! Speed without direction doesn’t get you anywhere except a crash. How do you do the things you do? You should have some philosophy about this … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 89: Thinking Advantage.
I happen to be a communicator, and therefore storytelling is a core skillset and process in how I go about my business. It should be yours too. If you are curious and a learner, you will undertake many experiments and make … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 88: Storytelling Brings Curiosity to Life.
First week back in full-time work for 7 months. Number one focus: time management. Keep up, Anthony! There is a lot going on, many people to meet, much to understand. I have to get to know lots of people, and … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 32: Calendarize!
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.
It was a slightly weird Thanksgiving. We still had the turkey, and there was still plenty of leftovers. But the turkey was “normal” sized. The dishwasher was done after 2 fillings, vs. our usual 5. All the leftover food easily … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 31: Giving Thanks.
A year ago, I took a leap. I took my skillset and applied it to cannabis. Canada is leading the world. The rules of engagement are emergent, everything is being created live. The industry is full of advocates, optimists, hustlers … Continue reading A Year In Canadian Cannabis.
The organizational psychologist Adam Grant talks about a personality matrix on two axes: givers and takers, and agreeable and disagreeable. We can imagine that colleagues who take are a nightmare to work with, selfish and focused on their own needs. … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 84: Be a Disagreeable Giver.
Well, that was a year! I will sign off this diary with a bit of flag waving. Canada is a wonderful place, but it’s not NUMBER ONE, BABY! in much. Ah, but cannabis! Not quite the first to legalize it, … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 52: Canada Prognostications.
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.
I have two kids, both girls. I am uncertain about the use of these hashtags I see online celebrating being a father to girls, like it is an unusual or unexpected gift. They are just my kids. Thereafter, we start … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 28: Girls.
Last episode, I beseeched you all to go for “Yes!” Get the crowd cheering and hollering. High fives all round. What’s another way to look at this idea? Let’s consider the basic rule of improv theatre: Yes. And… The experience of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 77: Yes, And…
There is a beautiful and discombobulating quote from the famous composer Leonard Bernstein, which goes like this: “I am no longer sure of the question, but I am certain of the answer: YES!” This really speaks to me. One of my … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 76: The Answer Is Yes.