Hello, I’m Jonathan and I’m a corporate disorganizer. Pleased to meet you. What do you call yourself, when you decide to let loose in your organization to deliver MAXIMUM value? Do you just say “Hello, I’m <insert NAME NAME> and … Continue reading Dis!Organize Ep.1: What’s in a Name…?
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.
A fresh start. Spring cleaning is cathartic. It renews, and also keeps me busy moving, using my hands. I am being deliberate, taking my time. Slowly, we move a piece of furniture around the house, dismantling and storing another, seeking to … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 2
I was made redundant on March 11, just before COVID19 went from hot topic to YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING. The first thing a few of my network remarked to me when they found out was, “Well, it’s a good time to … Continue reading COVID19 Diaries: Week 1
…and a new job. I recently wrote about leaving Teekay after 12 quite delightful years… Well, today I started at a new company, Zenabis Global Inc. It is a big change in some respects, in others very similar. Similar, in … Continue reading Global perspective, change agency, emergent narratives…
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
[Teach Me Something I Don’t Know, episode 3] Memetastic: Fear, loathing, winning, losing…Who cares what’s going on, it’s Buster Keaton. Quote of the Week “Accept the fact that we have to treat almost anybody as a volunteer.” — Peter Drucker … Continue reading People Want Holes: TMSIDK Ep. 3
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
Where to begin? OK, well, this is a data dump. It might even be a love letter. It is about a group of people who have helped me be better at work, more productive, more urgent, more optimistic, more open. … Continue reading Everyone, Anytime, Everywhere, Anything*
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]
I ran a day hackathon. I put it on my yearly goals as a challenge, and I did it. This is what I learned: There is no such thing as an organizational hackathon, from my research. We hear talk about … Continue reading Here Are 10 Things I Learned From Running An Organizational Hackathon