Talking with organizational execs, one of their biggest conundrums is: “Dead wood.” People around them without the same insights and ability to move the organization forward the way “they” can. “If only there were more people who lead rather than manage…!” … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 40: We Lead!
You have probably heard of the famous Yogi Berry malapropism: Whenever you come to a fork in the road, take it. Ok, but, y’know, which way? The right way, of course! Ok, but, y’know, which way is that right way? … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 18: Fork in the Road.
According to the author Daniel Pink, we spend 40% of our time selling. 40% of our time…selling. Work in an office and sit at a computer all day working on projects? Where is the selling? In the craft of your … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.8: 40% Sell!
The term “entrepreneurship” was first defined by the economist Joseph Schumpeter, and its definition is utter genius: creative destruction! Schumpeter argued that progress occurs in ‘cracks and leaps’ not “infinitesimal small steps” Daniel Isenberg, the author of Worthless, Impossible, and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.2: Creative Destruction
Pandemic times call for new thinking. The remote working / #WFH movement that we have been thrust into invites individuals, teams and organizations to shift through the gears. How do we enable people technologically? How do we leverage new communications channels? … Continue reading This “Future of Work” Thing is 20 Years in the Making.
I ran a day hackathon. I put it on my yearly goals as a challenge, and I did it. This is what I learned: There is no such thing as an organizational hackathon, from my research. We hear talk about … Continue reading Here Are 10 Things I Learned From Running An Organizational Hackathon
A bit like HR, the Communications dept. of the modern enterprise has become bloated and self-important. Everything communicators touch is just so important that they need an extra team member to coordinate that project, or professionalise this process. Bunkum and … Continue reading The Secret To My Success: Fewer Resources, Smaller Budgets
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!
The topic of ‘me’ vs. ‘we’ comes up fairly regularly. I am fan of “I…” because there is skin in the game. Too often, I find people hide behind ‘us’ in order not to do anything or stand accountable. I … Continue reading I Bring My Creative Authority With Me, And I Take It With Me When I Leave
We are leaders, we are makers. It is up to us. Continue reading It’s Your Turn (And Mine Too, Of Course)
Following on from yesterday’s post about my antifragility approach, this is what I shared with Wouter Ijgosse about how I inject antifragility at work: Small tests, under the radar Play the long game, but test every day Prove out ideas through … Continue reading How I Make My Business #Antifragile
I have some good conversations and reads about this article – Why You Hate Work. One of the common outcomes is the observation that leaders should hire people smarter than them, and then get out of their way. I concur … Continue reading I Want My Team To Have A Fulfilled Life, But I Cannot Be Arsed To Do Anything About It.