I Like Working With My Team. We Scale.

Not all projects work according to plan. Every year, my team has several wins and a few losses. The losses, generally, are small and valuable in their learning potential; the wins tend to help the organization pivot just a tiny bit, towards the future. I am very grateful for the people I work with, and gapingvoid has a good ingredients list for teamwork that covers off a lot of what they bring to the table. We have a small team that embraces scaling as a core service and attribute. And, give or take, this is close to how we operate. … Continue reading I Like Working With My Team. We Scale.

FAILSAFE 10-Step Process To Build Organizational Culture Using Your ESN.

Yesterday, I shared a story about ice cream, and about culture. You should read that first then apply this FAILSAFE process to be a winner in your organization. Buy some <insert something GOOD here> Go to your enterprise social network (ESN) group of choice Write: It’s hot! Let’s ice cream!* – LOCATION – TIME. Go! Ask a couple of colleagues to Like or comment “I HEART <insert GOOD thing here>” to the post as a massive, personal favour to you after all these years and after all you’ve done… Ask the person with the loudest mouth in the office, or … Continue reading FAILSAFE 10-Step Process To Build Organizational Culture Using Your ESN.

#PKyvr33 Close Out: It Was All Worth It, From Beginning To End

SO, we are done and done. The pecha has been kuched, so to speak. It took a couple of weeks of thinking, iterating, practicing, culling, worrying, and letting go to get it done. It ended like this, in front of around 1000 people The whole process from start to finish was highly enjoyable. There is nothing quite like seeing the work come together before your very eyes, alongside the learning. Double whammy. This is the storify of the process of working out loud on a pecha kucha about working out loud. It got a bit meta, but I just about … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Close Out: It Was All Worth It, From Beginning To End

#PKyvr33 Day 2: Initial Notes #WOLyo!

I am presenting a pecha kucha about working out loud (and on presenting 10 pecha kucha in a week) at Pecha Kucha Vancouver Ed. 33.  This is the share of how it happens, laid out to be seen. You are welcome. I am using #PKyvr33 as a collation / curation tool. I get complexity and emergence. Really smart people can explain complexity and emergence. Me? I just get it. I work that way. I dip a toe; I iterate. I try things out. I fail (and slough it off like a snake’s skin.) This blog is my mechanism to deal … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Day 2: Initial Notes #WOLyo!

#PKyvr33 Day 1: Working Out Loud On A Live Project – Let’s Do This Thing #WOLyo!

A confluence of conversations and events leads me to this point. It’s time to put some skin in the game and work out loud (in the internet open) on a project. I worked out loud ‘under the stairs’ for a week at work to challenge myself about what sharing and #unSquirrel really means. I wanted to get away from technology, and into the real-time space of the person to person economy. I spoke about the initiative with various online contacts and one – @AustenHunter – suggested a #WOLweek. Sure! I attended #FUELvan conference and the organizer –  Susan Cox, who … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Day 1: Working Out Loud On A Live Project – Let’s Do This Thing #WOLyo!

The #unSquirrel Manifesto: The Visual

Post-it notes are the best way you can include many people into a process to learn. Adults learn by doing, writing something down and sharing it in the open puts skin in the game for everyone. All meeting should involve post-it notes. It is the #unSquirrel manifesto in action: #unSquirrel today! ←This Much We Know.→ Continue reading The #unSquirrel Manifesto: The Visual

#unSquirrel Manifesto 5: So What If It Is Crap?

A critical recoil against sharing by many people is “No-one will like it! What if it adds little value?” My belief: who cares? According to Sturgeon’s Law, 90% of everything is crap. In this I also believe. If true, few of us have the chance to adds much value much of the time, but perversely, this should NOT stop us sharing. It should encourage it, because all the pressure is off yo! Do not over-think it. Have a thought, or an idea. Write it down, take a photo. Upload to the social channel of your choice. Done and done. Let’s … Continue reading #unSquirrel Manifesto 5: So What If It Is Crap?