It is still ongoing as I write this, the US election. It has sucked the energy from the room for the last…4 years. As a white male, I used to find Trump rather amusing in a buffoonery way. Surely, people … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 34: Election Fever.
This category design case study is about choosing to include everyone in the process and in the solutions. The best answers come from anywhere; rarely from management or HR! Ha. This takes bravery and trust in the team. Here are … Continue reading Category Design Case Study IV: Radical TRANSPARENCY.
May is Mental Health month, and I see many great posts from people around the world who have experiences and commentary; and I think to myself: “Wow, I am blessed that I do not suffer from this disease.” Only, of … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 11: Mental Health Edition
This is my lame-ass, but 100% heartfelt, version of those LinkedIn posts where people upload a photo of their security pass and write…. “Four years ago I walked through the front door at <insert G-MAFIA company>; and I never imagined … Continue reading A Love Letter to Teekay
I have been hunkered down inside all things #DigitalTransformation the last few months; trying to understand how we might kickstart a focus on this hot topic. A colleague and I presented to the Exec team in May around various technologies, and the … Continue reading A Short, Haphazard Investigation Into #DigitalTransformation
In 2008, I made a pitch to a steering committee about replacing our SharePoint intranet with some kind of early social network technology. We had interviewed stakeholders around the world about how they wanted to interact with each other and … Continue reading “This is about the company; it’s about us, and it’s about me.” Maybe, it can be about you too.
Over the last 5-10 years, I have morphed my learning focus away from the straight and narrow of MarComms. At first, it was through the lens of “Enterprise Social” – I saw an opportunity for collaboration tools to unlock new … Continue reading I Am Having An Existential Moment Here! A Reflection on Dystopian Threats And Cultural Cures.
My team makes a lot of content – up to 150-200 videos a year: internal and external focused; across all business areas; and digging into all parts of ‘who we are.’ Sometimes, people ask me variations on these themes: Just what … Continue reading Why Do We Do The (Video) Things We Do?
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
Learning, rehearsal and performance spaces – they are orchestrated in different ways. The willingness to share beyond boundaries – leveraging Periscope to bring close those who cannot attend in person. The curated spaces – each decorated to evoke a feeling … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned At #SocialAgeSafari
Social networking and the collaboration dynamic is transforming the enterprise, right? Whether it is your Jive or Yammer instance, or more recently ChatOps like Slack and Hipchat, people know each other more, teams are working out loud by default, and … Continue reading Public Vs. Private In Your Enterprise Social Network
I was reading Julian Stodd today, and his take on the power of narratives that are personal, co-created and organizational. This interplay of micro-to-macro impacts is intriguing to me. It highlights the complexity of the promises and outcomes of work. … Continue reading I Make Promises That Are Ambiguous, And I Think It Makes Me A Better Worker.