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.
I want to share a story about culture, but it has nothing to do with change management or HR or executive sponsorship. It has to do with ice cream and social networks. It is not about pivoting the organization or … Continue reading Because, ESN
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
I don’t write much about my day job here on the blog, but not because I don’t like it. Far from it. Working with the smartest, most dedicated people is a great joy. It’s why I have been here for … Continue reading This Is Why I Work Here…
So I have been narrowing my gaze a little recently, making my work more personal. This way, there is more skin in the game then when I get all high falutin’. Having an impact on a single person can often … Continue reading The Person To Person Economy: You Should Know…Richard Martin
One of the pecha kuchas presentations I gave under the stairs was The Power of 3: that when you present, the best you can hope for is that people might remember three things you have to offer; that if you break down the flow into threes, there is a rhythm – a chunking process – that allows your audience to record data into their short-term memory. So, a pecha kucha with 20 slides, with the opportunity to share 20 points, with 20 images…what are the few chunks I hope others record? What would I hope that people take forward as … Continue reading #PKyvr33 Day 8: Creating A Memory Or Three
The TMWK brand arose from iterative work. It came from real action, real outcomes – the TMWK BrandBoard process. It came from working out loud trying to effect change in the workplace, to support people build their reputation and explain their individual advantage. Retrospectively, I considered the underlying themes of delivering a personal branding program. I identified five ideas that simply described the output / outcome. They happened to create a neat apronym – F.R.E.S.H. Fun.Revealing.Entertaining.Shareable+Social.Heartfelt. Now think about how you relate to another person. You meet someone at a party, or a conference, and an outcome is that you connect … Continue reading The Person To Person Economy: Be F.R.E.S.H.
This week I was involved in an online conversation with fellow CAWWers, including the inimitable Luis Suarez, concerning Sharing Economy services such as AirBnB and Uber, and Luis made this point: It’s more down to P2P, right? As in People … Continue reading A Personal Commitment To The Person To Person Economy
If we follow the #unSquirrel manifesto step 6 and share, well, for whom? Quite brilliantly, Dr. Google is there to help solve that. One of the blog posts I wrote that gets most read is one entitled “Teach Me Something I Don’t Know.” Why? Because people ask that of google all the time. There is an audience for EVERYTHING, thus, unSquirreling always has the opportunity to bring value to others. The hivemind network of interests and enquiries that the internet creates and manages does all the heavy lifting for you as a content owner. You, in turn, and focus on … Continue reading #unSquirrel Manifesto 7: Dr. Google Is Here To Help
I recently wrote: I have to go far to go at all. I need to commit fully to avoid making excuses, for being lazy. So, when I eventually began the TMWK blog I made a promise to write a post every day. I even took a week off work to get into the flow and produce. Remarkably, a year on I have posted more than 260 posts. Here is what I have learned along the way… Do or do not. There is no try, said Yoda, and who am I to argue. No-one, that’s who. So I won’t. ‘Nuff with … Continue reading 10 Revelations From 260+ Blogs In One Year
A good little reminder of the value of blogging from Dave Winer (“I developed the first blogging software…”) from this self-explanatory post (via @elsua) Why Blog?: “The mission of blogging is to empower all of us to go directly to each other with our expertise. So if you know something as well as anyone else, or you learn something or know something that should be shared, then you should share it on your blog.” Yes, working out loud #WOLyo! is about sharing your knowledge, and it is about building community. Having reached my TMWK blog first anniversary last week, it is a worthy reminder. From … Continue reading One Year Of Working Out Loud = 260 Posts + REAL Community. #WOLyo!
You may have already seen the video doing the viral rounds of 20 strangers kissing. It is recommended viewing, and not just because the marketer in me knows a good meme when he sees one. (and ok, it ends up that it was done for a fashion shoot, but that is besides the point…) It is an incredibly touching video, both for the viewer, invited into an intimacy, and for the participants who are shown in their gawky, honest humility. The word that rested lightly atop it all throughout was TRUST. With no back story or commonality with each other, … Continue reading The 10 Things I Learned About Social Business From 20 Strangers Kissing