I gave a presentation at a communications workshop / forum last week. When pondering what to talk about – alongside standard MarComms topics of social media and crisis management and intranets – I wrote: Why all the communications skills you have worked … Continue reading Everything Is Beta: A Provocation For Communicators (And, Well, Mostly Everyone)
It is a topic that will not go away for me. I keep kicking out against the cult of ‘we.’ [For the record, I have to keep stating that I have nothing against the power of us, the team, the … Continue reading Everyone Should Say “I Am…” More. Here’s Why.
I say a variation of this statement a lot: the future of work is coming fast, it will kick me in the air, eat me alive and spit me out, trample me underfoot, and generally make me obsolete, a sad, whimpering, … Continue reading I Am Future-Of-Work-Proofing Myself. How You Doin’?
I wrote awhile back (about addressing the forces of social business in organizations) how technology is not the solution, people are. I titled one section People > Potatoes. According to the great techno-bible Life, The Universe and Everything: “It is … Continue reading People > Potatoes
A couple of people have contacted me in the last weeks – New Year’s Resolutions? – enquiring about BrandBoards, about making a mark. Most excellent. I began the BrandBoard process a couple of years ago as a process of sharpening … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution: Brand Building!
I am putting together a long list of goals for the team for 2015, based on everyone giving me…a long list. 2015 should be fun, same as it ever was. My own goals are heavily skewed to the personal – … Continue reading 2015 Goals: This Time It’s (Even More) Personal
Harold Jarche is one my favourite writers about the (emergent) nature of work. A recent summary of the state of management truly captures my approach to “management”. I shared this with my team. There is no magnanimity to it. This is … Continue reading Mostly, You Should Try To Self-Manage. Advice To Myself.
A complete stranger to me – Wouter Ijgosse – asked me to share “some of the strategies you apply to make your life or business antifragile.” Sure. Off the top of my head, I replied back to Wouter: I read widely, and … Continue reading How Are You #Antifragile?
The most humbling work experience of the last 10 years has been realising that I cannot do it all alone. When I seek guidance, assistance, support, things happen. When I work a blind, deep furrow alone, everything becomes much more … Continue reading Leap, And The Net (Work) Will Appear
As with yesterday’s Manifesto of the Cloud, the Responsive Org Manifesto is less one to live by as to understand. The shifting sands of organizational design and experience behooves any worker who wants to remain relevant and politically successful in their organization to ‘get the future.’ I happen to know some of the #ResponsiveOrg crew, and their mission is a meaningful one. They understand that technology will only get you so far. The technology is already available to fundamentally change organizations (for the better!) This technology flattens hierarchies, creates live and living communities of practice that can start up and dissolve … Continue reading Manifestos…To Understand: Responsive Org