#5: Slow down, you speak too fast

Here’s nonsense at work. Effective communication depends greatly on getting and listening to feedback. So here is feedback from a listener to my earlier radio show, feedback that we can all use. Slow down, you speak too fast. Speaking too fast is a common mistake. We know that we can listen faster than a speaker…

Bonus #1: Dumbfounded by teamwork

Bonus = many more words than needed for 60 second podcast or radio recording Subtitle: What has me dumbfounded and keeps me flabbergasted about amazing, astounding and astonishing teamwork. As the date for the first match of the 2019 Cricket World cup approached (like the run-up of a fast bowler?) I began to worry. How…

#4: Why nonsense happens at work

Here’s nonsense at work. Organizations are strange concoctions. They are staffed with people who agree to strive for collective objectives in exchange for individual rewards. They agree on a code of conduct and to follow instructions. Those who don’t accept the purpose as mutual, the codes as worthy or the instructions as valid, are kicked…

#1: Introduction to Nonsense At Work

Welcome to Episode 1 of Nonsense At Work. I am the Chief Nonsense Officer. If there is one thing that I have learned over three decades of working with organizations, it is this: What stops executives, managers, teams, and individuals from being successful is often simply nonsense. So, what is nonsense? The term ‘nonsense’ describes…