One of the historical challenges of ego that got in my way was the idea that I did not have anything unique to say. “All that has ever been said or made is a click away.!” What unique voice or value … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 36: Everything is Remix.
Start small, make the kind of mistakes where you can exclaim “Oopsie!” and everyone lets you get on with cleaning up the mess. Make another mistake – but never the same one. (That gets you escorted out of the door.) Make a new … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 35: Fail Forward.
You have heard of FAQs – frequently asked questions. Something is happening in your organization and you need to explain it all to a stakeholder group. The answers tend to be factual and dull. Anyone who has done media training will know how … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 34: Give a FUQ.
Everything around change should start with curiosity: Who are we? How did we get here? Where are we heading? Are there other options for us? Oooh! What’s that? Tell me more! Curiosity is the base ingredient for learning; which, as … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 30: Creativity is a Killer App.
LAMS-TAY – Look at more stuff. Think about it harder. This is a call to action for all disorganizers. Don’t phone it in at work. Create the new, the next, the better version. It requires open eyes, an open mind, and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 27: L.A.M.S.T.A.I.H.
Futurist Alvin Toffler had it right when he said: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” This is the fluency we all need as workers. And here’s … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 23: Learn, Unlearn, Relearn.
There is not that much in the workplace that is simple. Those best practices, that are obvious to all, may get us through the day but will probably not meet tomorrow’s needs. For that, we need to embrace a more … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 21: Emergence.
When I became a parent, I had a reawakening of my curiosity gene. Watching my kids learn and experiment into the world was a magical moment in my life, one that I brought, whole, to work. It reminded me of … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 19: We Become Seekers.
You have probably heard of the famous Yogi Berry malapropism: Whenever you come to a fork in the road, take it. Ok, but, y’know, which way? The right way, of course! Ok, but, y’know, which way is that right way? … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 18: Fork in the Road.
As COVID-tmes drag on and on, I have been isolating at home, keeping a low profile. I am staying connected to my network, seeing what the word on the street is. I have been working on my shtick – 50 … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 15: Entrepreneurship
Consider the organizational view. Maybe even author it, and believe in it. Build and deliver the norms and processes that deliver against that view. That is NORMAL. But! (there is always a but!) Challenge EVERYTHING. Also step outside it, determine … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.14: Challenge Everything.
Meander. It’s a great word. It just sounds right. I first came across the word studying geography at school. A river meanders, gently swerving this way and that; the water slowly removing and depositing the earth of its banks as … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.6: Meander