We have made it this far. People at work have been reflecting on all the hard work undertaken to refit the workflows and workplaces, for safety, collegiality, for survival. The meetings started off as daily; the work consumed everyone and … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 52: Back To Work.
Hustle has a negative connotation, but I like to see it as forward momentum, making things happen. Today’s society waits for no woman. Tomorrow’s may walk all over us. We need to light a fire – we need to move … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 90: Hustle and Flow.
Stretch Towards Everything. This is the second case study of seven, reviewing how category design can generate outsize organizational outcomes. This post, we discuss how we can dissipate boundaries inside an organization, and with external stakeholders. We are all on … Continue reading Category Design Case Study II: Get In The FLOW.
I have always disliked running. Futile, tiring, and boring. No euphoric rush for me. It is too mechanical and repetitive. (I think the same about swimming. I have swum regularly for years, but after 15-20 minutes I am done, bored.) … Continue reading Overcoming My Dislike of Running By Thinking Of It As Work
A bunch of lovely people here, in the Social Age Safari workshop. All learners, all trying to lead. In a creative space, indeed a co-creative space. There is a graffiti wall, with bright paint pens to use and lots of … Continue reading Bristol Graffiti: There Are Rules, Understand!
International Working Out Loud Week #WOLweek was inopportune this time around: it happened to straddle a trip home to visit family and a couple of days of intense office visits in the UK around which was only travel. Throw in a … Continue reading Working Out Loud Using My Voice
Seth Godin’s “every day” principle influenced me in my writing – “you do not need to nap,” he says! That’s a stab to my kidneys, as rarely does a day pass without that luxurious thought flopping around my head. Innate … Continue reading On Discipline
Thank you cooking that great big pot of soup for the family before you left. Everything you touch in the kitchen is imbued with your care and craft. The kids didn’t even like it too much, but I made them eat … Continue reading Thank You Times Five.
Slowing down for a couple of weeks, taking time away from externalities/stuff, cocooning in the family, and now coming back up for air, thinking about the work. It always come down to the work. But just what is work? Very … Continue reading One’s Craft: Slowing Down
I once hitchhiked in a Mercedes limousine – it was intoxicating and #antifragile. Continue reading An #Antifragile Hitchhike In A Mercedes Limousine
Last week, in sharing this beta process of constructing a Work Manifesto For The Social Age, Richard Martin added his always excellent input…
@ThisMuchWeKnow One word I would like to see on there: Act. Maybe another: Experiment.
— Richard Martin (@IndaloGenesis) August 5, 2014
I protested that hustle was all about action…
Just as networking is no longer about glad handing and working a room, but about building sympathetic connections and helping nodes in the network pulse and grow, so hustle is being reinvented. The hustler is not a pimp selling others … Continue reading Fiendish Child: Get Some Hustle On, Yo!