I happen to be a communicator, and therefore storytelling is a core skillset and process in how I go about my business. It should be yours too. If you are curious and a learner, you will undertake many experiments and make … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 88: Storytelling Brings Curiosity to Life.
This category design case study is about getting ahead of the organization, especially around change. Show leadership, be an exemplar. Bring the team with you on the journey to the emergent service offering. Here are the other case studies: Intro … Continue reading Category Design Case Study III: SCALE Everything.
I once developed a big digital transformation presentation for my Executive team. I needed some wow factor, some edge thinking that would surprise them and stop them in their tracks. BLOCKCHAIN! It kicked off an interesting discussion that went from bamboozlement, to … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 47: Identify Your Kryptonite.
I am noodling on an idea or project in the corner, under the radar. A little bit of testing, iteration… I work out loud to get some feedback from the hivemind (internal and external). Now, I want to raise the possibility … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep. 41: Shtick Options.
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