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
The ability to manually move up and down the gears has never been more useful. COVID-times calls for flexibility and proactively protecting your self, your team, your organization. This requires forward projection – analysing what you see ahead and getting … Continue reading Riding the Clutch
Here we go again! The hiring season is upon us. Another member of the team moves to Alumni status as they develop their career in a new, positive direction. As it dovetails with the end of year, I become quite … Continue reading Time To Hire (Again).
There is never a better time to take a few minutes (or hours or days) to deeply consider if you are REALLY READY for the coming battles and opportunities in the future of work. It doesn’t take long to uncover … Continue reading Now Is A Good Time To Reflect: Am I Ready For The Future OF Work? #14Actions
A network contact of mine read my end of year reflection on blogging 212 times and shared with me her own reflection: You blog, like I write in my journal. I never saw a similarity in the two before until I … Continue reading This One’s For The Ladeez: Make Your Unknown Known
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!
I was tangentially involved in an online conversation about project sponsorship this week. The observation was that there are sponsors everywhere, but nary a business owner to be seen. As project managers and believers, we look around for a “Sponsor” … Continue reading I Am A Proponent of Self-Sponsorship #SkinInTheGame
I have been down to San Francisco a few times and mixed with some Silicon Valley tech heads. The energy there, in the tech industry, is literally tangible. A tech room is heavy and sweaty with potential. It is simultaneously heady … Continue reading I Have An $8 Million Idea. FOR SURE! Silicon Valley Told Me
I very much enjoy working within my team, as a team. Like a stuck record, I repeat the refrain, as we debrief a win or plan a project: this is how we scale. We are a small, tight team that … Continue reading A Team That Scales, Goes BOOM!
One revelation of the process of researching and activating personal branding, for me, has been a turnaround in perspective about HELP.
I have always been loath to ask for help. Always thought I could do it myself (fool!). Tied up with this is an idea that the main reason to talk about yourself is to network hard and get into people’s rolodexes / contacts so that you can pick them off one by one and ask for the help. Some childhood stuff going on there probably, but here’s the Aha!
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!