This week, Jim Steinman died. He is the genius behind Meat Loaf, and all that overwrought, operatic rock craziness with the really long song titles – like You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth (Hot Summer Nights). The … Continue reading Bat Out Of Hell.
I joined a Microsoft Teams meeting last week and the 10 women in the team were already present, chatting about hoodie fashion, I think. I tried to turn the conversation towards golf shirts, but they weren’t biting. This is a … Continue reading Pedicures, Beers, And Belonging.
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.
I have never thought about myself as a CEO-type. Self-reflectively, I would like to say that is because I am not a psychopath / sociopath. [1% of humanity is born a genetic psychopath; 20% of corporate CEOs appear to be … Continue reading Maybe One Day I’ll Be CEO #IWD2021
First week back in full-time work for 7 months. Number one focus: time management. Keep up, Anthony! There is a lot going on, many people to meet, much to understand. I have to get to know lots of people, and … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 32: Calendarize!
I have been unemployed a couple of times in my adult life; as well, I had a couple of periods of under-employment. It is good to have context by which to judge the good times, those times when one finds … Continue reading Job 4 Life.
I am a generalist. A slice of talent and a dollop of white male privilege has created a monster that can move around in various institutional environments adding value here, there and everywhere. Being a MarComms professional means I can work … Continue reading Personal Journey Mapping
COVID times have impacted all of us; buffeted us. Everyone has had to bounce back in some way. We respond. This is the reaction. Hopefully, the response to it has not taken all our energy. There is an opportunity too, … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 30: White, Male Privilege.
Well, that was a year! I will sign off this diary with a bit of flag waving. Canada is a wonderful place, but it’s not NUMBER ONE, BABY! in much. Ah, but cannabis! Not quite the first to legalize it, … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 52: Canada Prognostications.
I wrote a book. This week, I got my hands on a hard copy for the first time. It is a slim tome, 100 pages in total, readable in under two hours at one’s leisure. It is 10 years in … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 29: Books.
The provocateur Ted Rubin once said, “Being called ‘ahead of your time’ means you failed.” I think about this often. In times where ‘disruption’ and ‘innovation’ are watchwords for success, we are always looking to move forward and ahead of the … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 80: Ahead of Your Time.
Ever experienced this conundrum? When you have a brilliant idea but you can’t reach it from your job description. Just. Out. Of. Reach. Two choices: Keep reaching in the hope of growing longer arms; or Dig out your job description, … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.5: Disorganize the Job Description