You Gotta Make It Safe

What’s the number one thing you can do right now to improve your productivity?

Make it safe.

With so much uncertainty in our world today, we’re all bearing burdens both seen and unseen as we try to navigate our jobs, and our lives.  When you’re changing the way you work, you add an additional burden of stress and anxiety around job security – and if left unchecked, that can seriously diminish your team’s productivity.

Check out this week’s video to learn how to stop the ripple effect…​​​​​​

P.S. For more along this line of thinking, check out Gary O’Brien, author of Digital Transformation Game Plan at his Thoughtworks Live presentation –


How To Combat “Change Fatigue”

“Change Fatigue? You’re too young for that!!”

I was on the phone last night with dad and we were having a giggle.

My parents have been trying to sell the farm and with the whole covid thing it was getting pretty trying. He and I lamented putting yourself out there and picking up after failure and at times taking the smallest of baby steps just to try and keep slowly nudging forward – and how exhausting that can be.

And that’s what this week’s video is about – how to take baby steps even when you’re tired and hungry, it’s getting dark and there’s no camp in sight.

If you’re interested in my upcoming masterclass, check out


How to Stay Grounded In Turbulent Times

When I ask executives about their meditation practice, it’s not uncommon to get a raised eyebrow…

But the data’s in, it’s good for you, and I think many of us if we weren’t there already are at least realising that we need to have a real plan in place for reducing the stress that goes along with the job – whether that’s food and exercise, or better sleep.

One of the things I’ve noticed with meditation is that people often view it as a bit hippie dippie and maybe find it hard to get started.

“I don’t want the fluffy stuff, give me an actionable plan and a toolkit that’s going to improve my performance, reduce stress and help my wellbeing”

So this week I’ve got an intro into 5 different styles of meditation – so you can try a few different things and find what works best for you.


P.S. Here’s the links to the resources I talk about in the video:


Whatis… “tech debt” ?

You’ve heard this term “tech debt” being used by your teams, your techs, and you’re wondering what it’s all about.

Well this week I give you my view on what it is, and how this idea of “debt” in development or change doesn’t just apply to technology, but to process or strategy too.

And here’s a link to Martin Fowler’s introductory article on the subject (he’s just great and has many useful tech-ed pieces):