Sticky Notes of Thoughts

…because some thoughts are worth remembering

On Sticky Notes (revisited)

I have a sticky note pad wherever I go, and beside my bed. Distilling the thoughts enough to be able to articulate them in the limited space of a sticky note … Continue reading

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On Two Things: Jasmine Shells on Employee Resource Groups

On Two Things is a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Project based on the premise that we are all affected by how society categorizes us, and as such, we have our … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

On Setting Intentions: An Alternative to New Year’s Resolutions

When I was growing up in Japan, where many of its most significant celebrations occur around the end of the year and the start of the new year, we had … Continue reading

January 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

On Weekly Reporting: 15/5s (fifteen-fives) (Revisited/How to)

For more background on the benefits of this type of reporting and how to use it, please refer to the blog post, “On Reporting Effectively (15/5 Reports)“. Here is a … Continue reading

December 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Games: Uncovered Introductions

We get asked to introduce ourselves all the time. We tend to fall into the standard of: Name Title Association (company, school, organization) and if you are out of town, … Continue reading

October 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Anti-goals (or non-goals)

We are obsessed with goals. Whether it’s identifying your personal True North or setting a corporate big hairy audacious goal, there are books written about it. There are techniques to … Continue reading

October 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Games: Unmask

There is no short cut to team building. What if you need to a small group of people who haven’t spent much time together (if at all) to come together … Continue reading

October 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Concept Vocabulary: Diversity and Inclusion Related Words

I see Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) work to be culture work. Like setting the culture you want for your startups, you must be deliberate and start early if you want … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Concept Vocabulary: Diversity & Inclusion (and importance of holding space, and avoiding secondary trauma)

The word “diversity” seems to appear more frequently now in conversations and in the media. It is often coupled with the lesser used word, “inclusion”, as a similar cousin of … Continue reading

October 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

On Concept Vocabulary: Precautionary Principle

It seems natural to not want to introduce objects or procedures into our lives that might cause us harm. To go step beyond and state that we should not allow … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

Zen and Buckminster Fuller

One of the quotes I used for my signature file was “I am not a thing—a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process—an integral function of the … Continue reading

October 24, 2016 · 1 Comment
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