I gave a presentation at a communications workshop / forum last week. When pondering what to talk about – alongside standard MarComms topics of social media and crisis management and intranets – I wrote: Why all the communications skills you have worked … Continue reading Everything Is Beta: A Provocation For Communicators (And, Well, Mostly Everyone)
It is a topic that will not go away for me. I keep kicking out against the cult of ‘we.’ [For the record, I have to keep stating that I have nothing against the power of us, the team, the … Continue reading Everyone Should Say “I Am…” More. Here’s Why.
OMFG! I MADE IT! I MADE IT! I’m SPEECHLESS. I’d like to thank my family and teammates for all their sacrifices etc. Happy Friday. ←This Much We … Continue reading Top 44.5 Under 45 But Over 44
Working in a living, breathing team, one which really is the sum of its parts, creates its own (wonderful) set of <—tensions—>. We are currently closing out 2015 planning, and aligning everyone’s goals, interests and modalities is never a finished … Continue reading Platitude Attack!
The topic of ‘me’ vs. ‘we’ comes up fairly regularly. I am fan of “I…” because there is skin in the game. Too often, I find people hide behind ‘us’ in order not to do anything or stand accountable. I … Continue reading I Bring My Creative Authority With Me, And I Take It With Me When I Leave
We are leaders, we are makers. It is up to us. Continue reading It’s Your Turn (And Mine Too, Of Course)
Planning and team alignment requires tension. Harmony is overrated. Continue reading There Is Tension In The Room. Everything Is How It Should Be.
Working in corporate communications, you get up close and personal to the conversation around corporate culture. Leaders want input and content about cultural topics on their agenda; and employees who are unwilling to give direct feedback are often VERY willing … Continue reading Ghostwriting For Cultural Change
Everything is context. There is very little that is universally understood. Example: look at the header photo… 364 days of the year, seeing a semi-naked man on the bus carrying a sledgehammer, kinda scary. Halloween context – perfect. Anyway, here … Continue reading Which Side Of The Bed Do You Sleep On? Well, It Depends…#Context
Working Out Loud is harder inside the organization – working with people who, generally, are given to you – than outside – where you get to choose your cohort, more or less. Want to chat about photography and don’t work … Continue reading I Haven’t Been Working Out Loud (Enough) With The Right People #WOLweek
Yesterday I shared that I have built a #WOLweek presentation about my recent trip to Australia. I am no Australia SME, but I am willing to speak my truth of what I find, and to enter into discourse. Marketing at … Continue reading Working Out Loud On Something About Which I Know Very Little #WOLweek
As we reach the half-way point in the current International Work Out Loud week, a pause to reflect on the experience – from someone who has been through it before, as various depths of commitment. From someone who is still … Continue reading This Much I Know From Working Out Loud (So Far) #WOLweek