The last category design case study is about ourselves – the story we tell to others about our particular genius, the promise we make for others to say “YES!” The right people want you (to work with them, for them). … Continue reading Category Design Case Study VII: Your Personal STORY.
I am a generalist. A slice of talent and a dollop of white male privilege has created a monster that can move around in various institutional environments adding value here, there and everywhere. Being a MarComms professional means I can work … Continue reading Personal Journey Mapping
Disorganizers will often be accused of messing things up, with their crazy ideas and fail forward activities. And it is often true – we seek to change the status quo. The reflective question to consider is, do things need to … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 50: How Can I Help?
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!
Last week I wrote about the need to move through the gears, using a manual transmission – we need to be more in (micro) control, more discerning than usual, in COVID times. I have been scouring the interwebs for new learning, … Continue reading The power of three – #COVID19 edition
1. Learn, Unlearn, Relearn Futurist Alvin Toffler has it right: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” I am really good at that. I … Continue reading 10 Ideas and Concepts That Describe Me Really Well
“Disrupt” is everywhere, is everything. If we are to survive the coming robot / AI take-over, we must disrupt the paradigm! We must disrupt the status quo, we must disrupt ourselves. All true-ish, but definitely overwrought, too serious, bellicose. My friends … Continue reading Forget “Disrupt!”, My Gentle Call Is “Disorganize!”
In Change Agents Worldwide, we had a conversation thread recently about how we talk about each other, so that others might know us better. Lois Kelly and I agreed to correspond. Now, I have never met Lois in person. So what am … Continue reading The Fabulous Cannon Of Aha: You Should Know…Lois Kelly
We are hiring. There is a job description and an application process. Same old, same old. In it, though, is a link to a page full of drama and insight about the team and the role. If you read it, … Continue reading Reviewing 100+ Job Applications: This Much I Know
I recently read about Morioka Shoten Ginza, “a tiny bookstore of “a Single Room with a Single Book” in Tokyo. It sells only one book; more precisely, multiple copies of one title that changes weekly…” Wow. The bravado, the chutzpah! … Continue reading What Book Would You Sell In Your (Autobiography) Bookstore With A Single Book?
Yes, personal branding is an ugly moniker. It feels a bit degrading to the human experience, making us a product. That notwithstanding, ensuring others know how wonderful you are should be an individual’s business imperative. As we move to the … Continue reading I Have A Skill That Will Be In Demand, Starting About Now.
A basic premise of personal branding is that by sharing your inimitable genius you can then earnestly and openly ask “How can I help?“ I write about this a lot: here, here, here, there, there. The answer to that question becomes: “…like … Continue reading Reciprocation: Make Life Easier For Stakeholders And They Owe You #PersonalBranding