“Wow! My calendar is packed with meetings, with many of them overlapping. I don’t have time to do anything else.” Does this sound familiar? It’s a part of the historical Capital One culture that reduces our personal job satisfaction, cuts down on productivity, and extends timelines, and makes pulling folks together for a meeting a […]
This is a sketchnote from Guy Winterbotham’s talk on the steps to get a team from “The Circus of the Damned” to a place of healthy conflict where innovation and ideas flourish. The link to Guy’s slideshare is here.
Ink scares me. All mistakes are visible. If I share something with mistakes people will think less of me. I’m coming to grips with my nervousness using a rule from Open Space as a mantra. “Whatever was supposed to happen did.” Accept that every mark made was supposed to happen. This doesn’t mean that you […]
Unbox. Roll. Compose. That’s pretty much it. Oh, you have to compose a haiku using only the words that are face-up on the 63 cubes when you roll them and the haiku has to be around a theme (there’s a cube for themes). Take out the theme cube and you have a great and creative […]
At this year’s InnoVAte Virginia Jason Allen Ashlock (@jasonashlock on Twitter) gave the afternoon keynote on “The Storyteller’s Secret: How Narrative Intelligence Can Transform Your Organization.” A highly engaging speaker, he started with a hook, then told us he was going to talk about five types of story arcs that businesses use to tell a […]