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!
I have made a commitment to working out loud, but the outpouring (the product if you will) ebbs and flows, often depending on project time constraints. Working out loud adds value, but it takes time. Vigilance is required to ensure … Continue reading Working Out Loud Reveals How Complex EVERYTHING Is [#Feltronics]
[Big] Data is telling us that we – the great and good middle class – are generally screwed. There is a slide to low-paid jobs, we are extravagantly over-educated and our skills increasingly under-leveraged. What to do? I have begun … Continue reading The Middle Class Is Screwed (Part Two) – The Fight Back Begins
During International Working Out Loud week recently, I was scanning my work world considering how I leverage its techniques: garnering inputs from a wide array of experts, across a myriad of topics, synthesized through an interconnected network of interested parties … … Continue reading Reading A Newspaper Is A Good Working Out Loud Practice
I thought, for a while there, that technology had unleashed me on to an unsuspecting world (just ask some of my warier colleagues). Technology as liberator! Technology that unlocks the door and then, wait for it, steps aside and ushers … Continue reading I Thought Technology No Longer Carried Such A Heavy Cognitive Load: Scratching My Head Out Loud #WOLweek
A message to colleagues in my company today… Back story +++++++ Until about 5 years ago, I thought I had to do it all on my own – that I had to take full ownership of an idea or a … Continue reading The Purpose of Networking And How It Can Improve Your Work / Life #WOLweek
I work in a matrix / network fashion; by turns browsing across media and content types to get a feel on something; then deep-diving into a tool or content type to deliver outputs / productivity. This is a very Millennial … Continue reading A Reflection on My Working Style For International Work Out Loud Week #WOLweek
We sit together and discuss content out loud, dropping in and out of each other’s conversations. We wear headphones when we want to focus We write up themes and projects on a whiteboard so we can massage serendipity We share … Continue reading Working Out Loud with Millennials #WOLweek
I am just back from a week with my mum in the UK with the kids. Hardly a thought about work, including “out loud”, and wondering what I have to say about this movement of sorts, this time around… And … Continue reading Working Out Loud Is Like Bamboo: You Can Physically Observe Growth
Aline Lerner attempted a meaningful investigation about the power (or not) of resumes recently – an excellent read. Resumes suck – and here’s the data, she says, concluding “at the end of the day, the resume is a low-signal document.” … Continue reading Working Out Loud Is A High Signal Approach To Understanding – And Here’s The Data!