I audited my calendar and calculated an average of 25 hrs of meetings a week. Consequently, I was working 50-60 hrs a week to get everything done. Then something strange occurred. It went something like this (condensed): – We introduced … Continue reading Meetings Meetings Meetings.
This week is my 10th anniversary at Teekay. I never thought I would stay more than than 3 years. I have had 3 x 3-yr cycles of learning-applying-passing forward. Just when things get easy / dull / dangerous, there has … Continue reading 10-Year Work Anniversary: #WOLweek
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
I wrote recently that my blogging days are slightly on the wane. I am not spent, but I am refocusing my journey with a marketing first lens. I am producing more and more work – 200-300 pieces a year at … Continue reading Teach Me Something I Don’t Know: Ep.1
This is quite long, so here is the TL:DR (too long; didn’t read) version: I love the idea of workplace flexibility, I just wish everyone had the same definition of it as me. In that way, the team would work … Continue reading A Personal Story About Flexibility
Learning, rehearsal and performance spaces – they are orchestrated in different ways. The willingness to share beyond boundaries – leveraging Periscope to bring close those who cannot attend in person. The curated spaces – each decorated to evoke a feeling … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned At #SocialAgeSafari
This is what I heard from a lovely hour listening to Angus, The Agent and Andis discuss the Bristol street art scene. It is incomplete, possibly partially erroneous, but most fascinating insight into the rules of engagement. It made me … Continue reading Some Rules of Bristol Graffiti
A bunch of lovely people here, in the Social Age Safari workshop. All learners, all trying to lead. In a creative space, indeed a co-creative space. There is a graffiti wall, with bright paint pens to use and lots of … Continue reading Bristol Graffiti: There Are Rules, Understand!
Social networking and the collaboration dynamic is transforming the enterprise, right? Whether it is your Jive or Yammer instance, or more recently ChatOps like Slack and Hipchat, people know each other more, teams are working out loud by default, and … Continue reading Public Vs. Private In Your Enterprise Social Network
I was reading Julian Stodd today, and his take on the power of narratives that are personal, co-created and organizational. This interplay of micro-to-macro impacts is intriguing to me. It highlights the complexity of the promises and outcomes of work. … Continue reading I Make Promises That Are Ambiguous, And I Think It Makes Me A Better Worker.
International Working Out Loud Week #WOLweek was inopportune this time around: it happened to straddle a trip home to visit family and a couple of days of intense office visits in the UK around which was only travel. Throw in a … Continue reading Working Out Loud Using My Voice
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!