The Best Office? It's a Destination

The Best Office? It's a Destination

What makes an office a place you want to go to? The short answer is that it should nourish your mind, body, soul, and spirit. Sounds a bit like a yoga class I know, but the truth is not far off. Several companies from Automattic to Zappos are aiming to design offices that encourage vulnerability, humour, and personality...

Inventing it on the Fly

Inventing it on the Fly

Everyone has their own rhythms and rituals when it comes to work. Niel Wilks is a Brit in New York who hasn’t lost his love of tea. Each weekday morning he wakes at 6:30 a.m. With a cuppa in hand he lazes about the kitchen table; the calm surroundings put him in a well chirpy mood. He peruses emails on his smartphone... 

21st Century Leadership

21st Century Leadership

The command and control style of leadership popular in the industrial era is being flipped on its head. A fresher style, more suited to the networked world is replacing it. The new world demands new kinds of leadership.

Learn how The Teacher, the Learner, the Mobiliser, and the Giver will help modern workers bring their entire selves to the office... [READ MORE]

There's Nothing Like a Juicy Bet

There's Nothing Like a Juicy Bet

There’s Nothing Like a Juicy Bet. Cultural don, Victoria Stoyanova, said she wanted to celebrate the creative ways of others. She was challenged by a friend on the spot: stop talking and start doing.

Not a pushover, Stoyanova rose to the occasion and ten days later  The Work We Do was born. Conversations with her guests on the podcast series are raw. She digs into the ‘practices, journeys and rituals of professionals that can’t stand still’... [READ MORE]

3 Reasons Running Makes You Better

3 Reasons Running Makes You Better

My dad has been jogging three days a week for the better part of 50 years. That’s a half century of pounding pavement. It’s over 7800 jogs much of which were performed sans music (before the advent of the Sony Walkman). In between the chatter of buddies and chirping of birds, Pops would listen to his breath deepen.

Fortunately for me, Dad got me into the habit of running so I’ve never seen it as a chore. It’s a treat... [READ MORE]