I wrote recently that my blogging days are slightly on the wane. I am not spent, but I am refocusing my journey with a marketing first lens. I am producing more and more work – 200-300 pieces a year at … Continue reading Teach Me Something I Don’t Know: Ep.1
I had a whole load to get off my chest. 20 years of uncertainty, maybe. I should have been blogging since the early 2000s, I had it in me, but also an obstinate, lazy streak. I needed an avenue of … Continue reading Marketing Is The Best Organizational Change Methodology
This is quite long, so here is the TL:DR (too long; didn’t read) version: I love the idea of workplace flexibility, I just wish everyone had the same definition of it as me. In that way, the team would work … Continue reading A Personal Story About Flexibility
This is what I heard from a lovely hour listening to Angus, The Agent and Andis discuss the Bristol street art scene. It is incomplete, possibly partially erroneous, but most fascinating insight into the rules of engagement. It made me … Continue reading Some Rules of Bristol Graffiti
A bunch of lovely people here, in the Social Age Safari workshop. All learners, all trying to lead. In a creative space, indeed a co-creative space. There is a graffiti wall, with bright paint pens to use and lots of … Continue reading Bristol Graffiti: There Are Rules, Understand!
“Disrupt” is everywhere, is everything. If we are to survive the coming robot / AI take-over, we must disrupt the paradigm! We must disrupt the status quo, we must disrupt ourselves. All true-ish, but definitely overwrought, too serious, bellicose. My friends … Continue reading Forget “Disrupt!”, My Gentle Call Is “Disorganize!”
I love the idea of leadership, that people step up and go for more, and that they create and/or develop a path for others to tread. Leadership evokes a dynamic team effort, emergent practice and shots of awe. But what … Continue reading I Am A Bit Tired With The Misuse Of “Leadership”
A few months I attended our strata AGM, where we discussed various needs of the community. One of them is landscaping – we have several small problems with waterlogging and…kids trampling the flowers. It was agreed that we would pull … Continue reading My 7-Year Old Daughter: The Activist
My kids ground me, right? They keep me honest. They see right through me. I used to avoid having photos of them at work, because glancing at them cut me so deeply, it momentarily bamboozled me. Now, though, I like … Continue reading We Become Seekers. We Become Dreamers.
Alternative title: Hire the Consultant! At a brunch at the weekend, conversation turned to “consultants.” They were randomly referred to as imbeciles, bloodsuckers, snake oil salesmen, bullshitters. You get the idea. Here are just a few of the stories I heard: … Continue reading Kill The Consultant!