Over the last 5-10 years, I have morphed my learning focus away from the straight and narrow of MarComms. At first, it was through the lens of “Enterprise Social” – I saw an opportunity for collaboration tools to unlock new … Continue reading I Am Having An Existential Moment Here! A Reflection on Dystopian Threats And Cultural Cures.
I want to work with people I trust and admire. I want to learn from them and also help them on their career path, where I can. I want to welcome a fellow traveler with a shake of the hand, … Continue reading I Am ALWAYS Hiring
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 like these kinds of articles about hiring best practice. If you are undertaking hiring interviews, explains Fast Co., ask questions relating to these seven topics: grit, rigour, impact, teamwork, ownership, curiosity, and polish (not Polish, as I first thought…) … Continue reading 7 Ways Working Out Loud Can Get You Hired!
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.
Consider this: As Person A, you are given $10 and told to make a RATIONAL decision about how much to share with person B. Person B can accept the division of monies or not. If not, no-one gets to keep … Continue reading Why Being Sympathetically Irrational Is The De Facto Decision-Making Position
Think of the first word that comes to mind when you read this word: Blue… OK, let’s try another one. What is the first word that comes to mind when you see this word…? Green… Turns out about 40% of … Continue reading Your Brainstorming Style: Harmonic Or Dissenting?
Like intertwining your thumbs, this is a really easy indicator of your brain’s persuasion. Do you approach the world from a position of empathy or power? Do you put yourself in the narrative driving seat, or others? Let’s see… Draw … Continue reading What Kind Of Brain Do You Have? Empathetic Or Powerful
Grasp your hands together, intertwining fingers. Which thumb is on top of you grasp? If the left, this indicates a right-brained approach to the work – visual, spatial, intuitive. If the right thumb tops the pile, you lean to the … Continue reading Right-Brained Or Left-Brained? Let Your Thumbs Decide
Peter Drucker defined a knowledge worker as someone with the “ability to acquire and apply theoretical and analytic knowledge.” How our brain operates, and how our instincts and strengths define us, is instrumental in understanding how we add value. Especially … Continue reading What Kind Of Decision-Making Brain Do You Have? Automatic Or Conscious
There is a famous Northwestern study by Uzzi et al that investigates the power of Q – the level of social intimacy in high- and low-performing teams. It began with the study of what makes a hit Broadway show, and … Continue reading What’s Your Level Of Social Intimacy? The Power Of Q Reveals All
One of the first products we made in our personal branding investigation was The Brain! There is a plethora of books on the market about decision-making, y’know Gladwell, Kahneman and Lehrer an’ all. It made sense to take some of the simple … Continue reading We Think We Are In Control. Not So. That Would Be Our Brain.