This past fall, I sat down with author Erica Keswin to discuss her books: Bring Your Human to Work, published two years ago, and the just published Rituals Roadmap, available now everywhere books are sold. Erica’s work seems prescient to me, as we now enter month 12 of seeing all of our co-workers in even more of their human glory. But I also think company leaders really … [Read more...] about RECAP: Fireside Chat with Author Erica Keswin
If you’ve been following my advice on how to build your personal road map to being an effective everyday activist, you’ve triaged your issues and picked those on which you commit to being a leader. And you’ve done the research to find others who are prioritizing and focusing on your core issues too, so can join them and, not reinvent the wheel nor try to swoop in as a savior … [Read more...] about The fourth step to lifelong life-work-activism integration? TRACK.
If you’ve been following my advice on how to build your personal road map to being an effective everyday activist, you’ve triaged your issues and picked those on which you commit to being a leader. And you’ve done the research to find others who are prioritizing and focusing on your core issues too, so you’re not reinventing the wheel nor trying to swoop in as a savior when … [Read more...] about The Third Step to Lifelong Life-Work-Activism Integration? CONTRIBUTE.
Two tech CEOs (both white men, FWIW) very publicly took stands on political speech connected to their companies, stands which were about as opposite as they could be. And it speaks to the decisions we all must make about whether to be an Activist Leader and what kind of Activist Leader to be. First came Brian Armstrong, CEO of cryptocurrency company Coinbase (where, full … [Read more...] about Are you an Expensify- or a Coinbase-style Leader?
On October 6 I hosted a webinar to share my top media training tips. Remotely members can access it here. Part of the secret to mastering your media engagements is to be very very clear on your purpose and your message, it’s at the center of why you’re doing any such engagement. But part of the secret is understanding what a reporter’s general approach and tools of … [Read more...] about Media Training Webinar Recap
If you’ve been following my advice on how to build your personal road map to being an effective everyday activist, you’ve triaged your issues and picked just a couple, maybe three, on which you commit to being a leader. That’s a big task #inthesetimes, so pat yourself on the back for taking the time to dig deep, listen to yourself, and make your commitment. What … [Read more...] about The Second Step to Lifelong Life-Work-Activism Integration? JOIN.
Remotely hosted a webinar conversation where I got to sit down and do a bit of a deep dive with Lisen Stromberg, author of the book Work, Pause, Thrive and CEO of PrismWork. Given how many people have been thrown out of work in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, including increasingly information workers, our conversation was wide-ranging: It’s not actually news that women … [Read more...] about Making the Most of a Pause with Author Lisen Stromberg
Last week Remotely hosted a webinar conversation to talk about the why and how to support Black and brown entrepreneurs and founders. Joining me were three bona fide experts on the topic: My former BlogHer co-founder, Lisa Stone, who is now a Managing Director at the VC firm WestRiver Group. Lisa published a new white paper and commentary that same week that synthesizes … [Read more...] about Supporting Black and Brown Founders … The How and the Why
If you’re like me, you wake up every morning, and you might feel upset, outraged, angry, sad, or activated about 25 different issues. I definitely do. But here’s the thing: You can’t be an effective leader on 25 issues. You can’t keep up focus, intention, and action on 25 different issues. Certainly not in a sustainable long-term way. So, ignore any guilt or pressure, … [Read more...] about The first step to lifelong life-work-activism integration? Triage.
Last week, in a Remotely webinar, we presented some key findings from the 2020 RemoteReady Study of attitudes towards remote work, what works and what doesn’t. We also presented the future lines of inquiry these results surfaced. At only six months into the Now of Work being #remotework, there is still a lot to dig deeper into and learn, so where these data take us is … [Read more...] about The 2020 RemoteReady Study: What We Learned and Where It Takes Us Next