Commit – My Planner Rollercoaster

“What motivates our investment in goals and planning for the future, much of the time, isn’t any sober recognition of the virtues of preparation and looking ahead. Rather, it’s something much more emotional: how deeply uncomfortable we are made by feelings of uncertainty.” – Oliver Burkeman Thank you much to Generalissimo Joanne of For the Love … More Commit – My Planner Rollercoaster

Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

From Vince Vaughn’s quote (above image) about listening when improvising – unexpected information staying true to your character, who you are reacting honestly discovering a different direction – it is my observation (and experience) that these four things also happen to varying degrees in the workspace. In fact, here is Vaughn’s quote when replacing the words improvising with interacting … More Listening – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Much of improv continues to resonate for my behavior design endeavors, particularly toward applied improv and developing an improv mindset in the workspace. Workspace interactions are not too different from the relationship-based interactions between two improvisors performing a scene. About this post. This post is about a recent improv-based blog post at Improv Nonsense (by Will Hines). A … More Feedback – As Improvisers, As Workspace Colleagues

Reboot – Community (Part 1 of 2)

 PROMPT: Where have you discovered community, online or otherwise, in 2014? What community would you like to join, create or more deeply connect with in 2015?* Improv Community (Since 2011). I “discovered” this in-real-life community in 2011. In 2014, my relationship with the improv community has grown and evolved, and I expect it will continue to do so for … More Reboot – Community (Part 1 of 2)

Meet – Hey Buddy, Let’s 3-3- … What!?

Actually, it is 3-3-What-What-1-2 – an accountability buddy process that was born from a mix of the Franklin Covey Seven Habits described on wiki over here, David Allen’s Getting Things Done or GTD described on wikisummaries over here, and a person’s own self-designed time and project management approaches. This post shares an approach my friends … More Meet – Hey Buddy, Let’s 3-3- … What!?

Share – Catch and Release Knowledge

The multiple pieces of information that we capture and share can increase the frequency of serendipitous connections, especially across organizations and disciplines where real innovation happens. –  Harold Jarche Thanks to colleague Jeff Miller for introducing me to the work of Harold Jarche. Jarche’s PKM (Personal Knowledge Mastery) process and Seek, Sense, Share framework generally … More Share – Catch and Release Knowledge