If you have read the Work Out Loud approach of John Stepper, you will see that you need to start simple in your quest for relevance and network building, those attributes that are the modern bellweathers for meaningful work. The … Continue reading Before You Can Lead, Try To Follow #14Actions
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!
One of the key ideas to WIN in the congested, competitive, crazy modern workplace is creating an AUTHENTIC NARRATIVE – this allows others to create memories (for themselves) about YOU. (This is what personal branding is about, BTW). When my … Continue reading 2015 Hiring: Your Resume Only Says “Over Here!” It Is Your Online / Social Presence That Allows Me To Say “YES!”
It is a topic that will not go away for me. I keep kicking out against the cult of ‘we.’ [For the record, I have to keep stating that I have nothing against the power of us, the team, the … Continue reading Everyone Should Say “I Am…” More. Here’s Why.
A network contact of mine read my end of year reflection on blogging 212 times and shared with me her own reflection: You blog, like I write in my journal. I never saw a similarity in the two before until I … Continue reading This One’s For The Ladeez: Make Your Unknown Known
I am giving a quick ‘n’ dirty keynote at the IABC/BC – CPRS Vancouver joint Christmas shindig this week. As the topic suggests, I decided to work out loud on it on twitter, and collate it all together in a … Continue reading A Conversation About “Social”: Technology and People and Working Out Loud #WOLyo!
Seth Godin’s “every day” principle influenced me in my writing – “you do not need to nap,” he says! That’s a stab to my kidneys, as rarely does a day pass without that luxurious thought flopping around my head. Innate … Continue reading On Discipline
I was writing last week – rather haphazardly, perhaps because of the topic – about context. Everything is context. There is very little that is universally understood. Example: look at the header photo… 364 days of the year, seeing a semi-naked … Continue reading Which Side Of The Bed Do You Sleep On? Well, It Depends…#Context
Working Out Loud is harder inside the organization – working with people who, generally, are given to you – than outside – where you get to choose your cohort, more or less. Want to chat about photography and don’t work … Continue reading I Haven’t Been Working Out Loud (Enough) With The Right People #WOLweek
Yesterday I reflected how Working Out Loud has given me the gift of a network, and a network effect, across the globe. I am dialled in and dialled up by the immense collective learning and sharing of my network. But what about … Continue reading A Reflection On Working Out Loud Live #UnderTheStairs #WOLweek