A way to reflect on privilege is not so much “I was given advantages over others.” Many of us were not born with a silver spoon in our mouths, have experienced struggle and challenge, and worked hard to overcome. Instead, … Continue reading On Privilege
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!
Finally, the data is starting to roll-in about exactly what has changed for the #WFH crowd, other than “everything.” Microsoft has been chewing on the dataset from one of their large teams, and it has some fascinating insights into how … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 19: 5 Data Points From WFH.
More movement and reaction to how #WFH is exciting, challenging and debilitating for various user groups. Last week I shared how Big Bosses want more real estate on the Zoom call. Ugh. Video conferencing team meetings bring into sharper relief … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 17: Hogging.
More corporate language shenanigans in the last week. Still more “Cover me with COVID-19 fire, while I make a dash for the exit!” that I mentioned a couple of weeks ago. Meanwhile, Canopy is pivoting from “FIRST!” to “BEST!” Their … Continue reading Cannabis Diaries Week 31: Word Blancmange
The CEO matters to me. I get to work with them closely, either supporting them on projects or, at least, thinking about them and channeling the needs of the organization through the CEO as an avatar. The personality of the … Continue reading Week 10: Line of Sight
I love the idea of leadership, that people step up and go for more, and that they create and/or develop a path for others to tread. Leadership evokes a dynamic team effort, emergent practice and shots of awe. But what … Continue reading I Am A Bit Tired With The Misuse Of “Leadership”
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.
Two further lovely neat challenges from the recent conference call with Adjuvi talking about dealing with “change.” All very well that leaders proclaim the need for new / change / the future! But are they putting themselves first in the firing line, or do they mean YOU, not them…? Hmmmm. No comment. Leader “Buys in” = “My org should compromise to the new initiative, but not me” –Larry Everson #CAWW — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) July 10, 2014 Leader takes “Buy-in” literally – they bought the software, but nothing else!! – @Dennis_Pearce #CAWW — Jonathan Anthony (@ThisMuchWeKnow) July 10, 2014 … Continue reading When Leaders “Buy-In”, What Is The Outcome For YOU?