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.
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
Working in corporate communications, you get up close and personal to the conversation around corporate culture. Leaders want input and content about cultural topics on their agenda; and employees who are unwilling to give direct feedback are often VERY willing … Continue reading Ghostwriting For Cultural Change
Everything is context. There is very little that is universally understood. Example: look at the header photo… 364 days of the year, seeing a semi-naked man on the bus carrying a sledgehammer, kinda scary. Halloween context – perfect. Anyway, here … Continue reading Which Side Of The Bed Do You Sleep On? Well, It Depends…#Context
Working Out Loud is harder inside the organization – working with people who, generally, are given to you – than outside – where you get to choose your cohort, more or less. Want to chat about photography and don’t work … Continue reading I Haven’t Been Working Out Loud (Enough) With The Right People #WOLweek
Yesterday I reflected how Working Out Loud has given me the gift of a network, and a network effect, across the globe. I am dialled in and dialled up by the immense collective learning and sharing of my network. But what about … Continue reading A Reflection On Working Out Loud Live #UnderTheStairs #WOLweek
It has been a good week, a contentious week, provoking. Working Out Loud is not supposed to be easy – if it were, there would be no need for a #Hashtag or for a ‘movement.’ Today I watched another inspiring Shots … Continue reading Turning Ourselves Inside Out: A #WOLWeek Reflection
I will get to working out loud, but first some context setting. I went to Australia recently. Nothing particularly strange occurred, and Australia has a 90% overlap with my own life in Canada (and the one I had in UK). … Continue reading As Context Changes, So Does, Well, Everything. #WOLWeek
You may have read this week about the saddening / maddening murder of a soldier here in Canada keeping guard at the Cenotaph in Ottawa. His name was Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Today, I listened to a first hand account from someone … Continue reading You Are Loved. You Are Good. You Are Brave.
John Stepper is preparing his e-book for publication on the topic of working out loud. John’s approach is nurturing and community-led. It has network theory at its heart, it is a transformative experience of turning inside-out the norms of (knowledge) … Continue reading Is It Time For Some Crazed Magic In Your Work Life? Let’s Work Out Loud Again #WOL
Reading an old copy of Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future, looking for ideas on how cognitive science is liberating the workforce, I liked an idea he had of how to put into practice whole … Continue reading 6 Links Of Separation: A Learning Experiment