On the elevator ride to the 21st floor, a former CEO of mine would enquire about my family situation; and then recall it perfectly on each subsequent shared journey from reception. We had a complete, tailored conversation in that claustrophobic shared space. … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 37: Elevator Pitch.
I have been sharing the ABCDEs of disorganizing your workplace – a bunch of action, bits and bytes of knowledge, concepts, definitions and encouragements. But here is where I pause for a moment and leave some space. What is your … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 20: Empty (Insert Topic Here).
Self-isolation does things to people. In 1999 I was studying at film school. We had to make a 3-minute production using the talent of the other students to execute the project. I ended up with a 33-minute script, heavy with … Continue reading COVID Diaries Week 13: The Creative Arts Edition.
Finally! I have delivered on my personal goal: “develop a podcast.” Here is the challenge…“Corporate” news, stories, communications tends to be very dry and unremarkable. Only the “brand committed” would be enticed to follow along. So, how to make it … Continue reading “People like us, who do things like this.”
In 2008, I made a pitch to a steering committee about replacing our SharePoint intranet with some kind of early social network technology. We had interviewed stakeholders around the world about how they wanted to interact with each other and … Continue reading “This is about the company; it’s about us, and it’s about me.” Maybe, it can be about you too.
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.
My team makes a lot of content – up to 150-200 videos a year: internal and external focused; across all business areas; and digging into all parts of ‘who we are.’ Sometimes, people ask me variations on these themes: Just what … Continue reading Why Do We Do The (Video) Things We Do?
Teach Me Something I don’t Know, episode 2 Memetastic I have tons of tabs open on my browser, all day long. Part of my workflow is to gently float through the tabs every day, dipping my toe in various channels, … Continue reading Pizza DJs: TMSIDK Ep.2
I wrote a few days ago that communicators should not be a police force. No more hiding in the shadows, monitoring – be the Chief Conversation Starter instead. That takes balls of steel. One way to deal with it: channel … Continue reading The Mad Drunk Uncle At A Wedding Is READY For The Future OF Work #14Actions
Creating videos is cheaper than ever, and they are shorter than ever too. Technology has changed the prices, user demand has changed the length. (Technical) Quality matters less than audience impact. The corporate video is no longer about packaging over all … Continue reading Prosper In The Future Of Work: Know When To Stop (Lowering Your Standards) #14Actions
I led a personal branding workshop on Friday evening, and we talked about how important it is in life to let people know how you can best help them. Branding is a synthesis process, distilling all your greatness down to … Continue reading Blogging Here Is An Incubation Process
A complete stranger to me – Wouter Ijgosse – asked me to share “some of the strategies you apply to make your life or business antifragile.” Sure. Off the top of my head, I replied back to Wouter: I read widely, and … Continue reading How Are You #Antifragile?