Personal Professional Development

Bring a prototype to every meeting

October 9, 2018

Imagine if meetings became what you do when you needed to get something done. Improve your meetings by bringing a prototype to every one.


On being lost, on occasion

September 3, 2018

Getting professionally unlost is really about knowing yourself, knowing your situation, and knowing where you're trying to go.


On communicating well

December 11, 2017

Improving communication at work begins with recognizing communication as a process and ends by embracing the all-important (but often ignored) feedback element of the process.


Is the company's culture right for me?

November 12, 2017

The conversation about workplace culture is often analog: good or bad. But what if a different question is asked: Is it right for me?


An uncomfortable relationship with advice

August 9, 2018

I think it's important to remember that any piece of advice, even from the most experienced, well-meaning, empathetic person living on the planet, is still an opinion based upon their experience filtered through a worldview that isn't exactly ours.


Through The Work Blog

Ideas & Inspiration

Ideas and inspiration on The Now of Work to fuel your thinking, learning, and creating. Get inspired.

Getting organized

Being organized is the foundation of a creative practice and creativity. Here are a series of guides to help you get organized at work. Get organized.

learning from the experts

Talented people have worked on similar problems to the problems we're now solving. Thankfully for us they've shared what they've learned. So let's learn from them.

Personal Professional DEvelopment

Your current role is a platform to get better at the work you do and how you do the work. Your professional development is a you activity. Make it work for you.

how we work

Why we work the way we work is important to understand ... so we can create something better. Here's what's happening.