You get 80% of the way there with 20% of the effort. You execute 80% of the deliverables with 20% of the team. 80% of the complaints come from 20% of the people. 80% of the value of the work … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 38: 80:20.
On the elevator ride to the 21st floor, a former CEO of mine would enquire about my family situation; and then recall it perfectly on each subsequent shared journey from reception. We had a complete, tailored conversation in that claustrophobic shared space. … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 37: Elevator Pitch.
The great Chinese artist, dissident and provocateur Ai Wei Wei says: My favourite word is ACT. I am more fearful than other people, maybe, then I act more brave because I know the danger is really there. If you don’t … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.11: ACT!
So, I was laid off in March, at the time of COVID lockdown. Fairly straightforwardly, I stayed in the house, and the family dispersed to various locations to keep their sanity and do their work and hobbies. Lola took over … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 10: Worldview Edition.
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
Next week, I am running a hackathon at work. I have no idea if it will work, nor how. Note: My company is not in software, we have contracts and projects that last 25 years. We are not a start-up, … Continue reading I Have No Idea How To Run A Hackathon, But Here Goes Anyway
Not quite sure what to do in this fierce, fantastic future of work? Need a little push in the right direction? Step right this way, here are #14Actions that can keep you relevant, push you into the orbit of other … Continue reading If We Take These #14Actions, Victory Is Ours!
If you have read the Work Out Loud approach of John Stepper, you will see that you need to start simple in your quest for relevance and network building, those attributes that are the modern bellweathers for meaningful work. The … Continue reading Before You Can Lead, Try To Follow #14Actions
I was talking with a contact last week who is building out her (online) business. She has a product, a good product, and is thoroughly developing the brand and marketing collateral. A noticeable absence? There is almost no way for … Continue reading Modern Marketing 101: Be F.R.E.S.H. #14Actions
There is never a better time to take a few minutes (or hours or days) to deeply consider if you are REALLY READY for the coming battles and opportunities in the future of work. It doesn’t take long to uncover … Continue reading Now Is A Good Time To Reflect: Am I Ready For The Future OF Work? #14Actions
Here are two #14Actions for the price of one. We read everywhere about the power of failure – I am particularly taken by Tom Peters’ ridiculous acronym: WTTMS(ASTMSUTF)W: Whoever Tries The Most Stuff (And Screws The Most Stuff Up The … Continue reading Fail Forward, Making Small Bets As You Go #14Actions
My new favourite word, channeling AiWeiWei, is ACT. The world is moving too fast for introspection and planning. I can write several hundred blog posts (a few of which might even be good) without blinking – simply because I raise … Continue reading If In Doubt, Adopt A Bias To Action. #14Actions