I read a book about Becoming A Deliberately Developmental Organization (DDO), called “An Everyone Culture.” It was the title that attracted me first. I am putting so much of my energy into culture work and the thinking behind workplace culture. "The … Continue reading Edge + Home + Groove = An Everyone Culture
The other day I summarized my year as raising 10 digits for digital. That theme arose because I was reviewing my twitter posts for December, and everything seemed digital-focused. Clearly, alinea… #Alinea: The beginning of a new train of thought. … Continue reading Small, Fast, Antifragile, Edgy, Visionary, Human: A Digital December
Where to begin? OK, well, this is a data dump. It might even be a love letter. It is about a group of people who have helped me be better at work, more productive, more urgent, more optimistic, more open. … Continue reading Everyone, Anytime, Everywhere, Anything*
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.
I ran a day hackathon. I put it on my yearly goals as a challenge, and I did it. This is what I learned: There is no such thing as an organizational hackathon, from my research. We hear talk about … Continue reading Here Are 10 Things I Learned From Running An Organizational Hackathon
Yesterday I wrote of my deep appreciation for the work of walking artist Richard Long. His A Walk Across England is one of the only two books I have out of shelving, the more likely to dip into… I have … Continue reading Change Starts At The Edge, With My Own Choices, My Own Experience
I wrote a few days ago that communicators should not be a police force. No more hiding in the shadows, monitoring – be the Chief Conversation Starter instead. That takes balls of steel. One way to deal with it: channel … Continue reading The Mad Drunk Uncle At A Wedding Is READY For The Future OF Work #14Actions
Gosh, think about the idea of communication for a moment. Knowing, connecting, aligning, embracing. What a beautiful thing. Consequently, what a beautiful role to have inside an organization, am I right?! The fluidity that allows narratives to pass around, for … Continue reading Prosper In The Future Of Work: Be The Thief, Never The Police #14Actions
A bit like HR, the Communications dept. of the modern enterprise has become bloated and self-important. Everything communicators touch is just so important that they need an extra team member to coordinate that project, or professionalise this process. Bunkum and … Continue reading The Secret To My Success: Fewer Resources, Smaller Budgets
Nearly every day, I am faced with a moment or two of terror. Am I doing the right thing? Should I be doing something else? Do I read the world around me correctly? Am I adding (enough) value? Like someone … Continue reading Nothing Is A Mistake
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