Category: Identity Design + Self-Awareness

  • Mirror | How reflective practice helps you prioritize, re-evaluate goals

    Mirror | How reflective practice helps you prioritize, re-evaluate goals

    ‘Experience alone does not necessarily lead to learning; deliberate reflection on experience is essential:’ Wikipedia   ‘Be patient toward all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves… Do not… seek the answers, which cannot be given to you because you would not be able to live them. And the…

  • Culture | What does it mean to have ‘community’?

    Culture | What does it mean to have ‘community’?

    The word came up, ‘community.’ In handfuls of conversations. Online and offline. What does it mean, though? I once co-hosted a conversation party in Seattle at Kornerhaus, which was DK’s office at that time. The talk was called ‘Gather: What does it mean to have community?’ I used to love to get people together in…

  • On knowing when to call it quits, accept sunk costs, here is Issue #205: S P A C E | ‘Fallen Leaves’

    When plans fail, strategies break, or things that used to matter don’t anymore.   It’s time to start a fresh chapter for S P A C E. The autumn series is themed ‘Fallen Leaves.’ This is also the title of Issue #205. It will be published on Tuesday. If you are new to Design Kompany,…

  • Protected: Culture | Was it work or was it a cult?

    Protected: Culture | Was it work or was it a cult?

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  • A 1-question litmus test for self-awareness

    [deleted]… I sort of off the cuff asked it. ‘Do you know why your people work for you?’ There was some fidgeting… visible. In less than one second, I realized… this person didn’t know. I also remembered what RS, a former client who also had an extensive sales background, had said to me. You only get eleven…

  • Make time for honest discussions about ‘purpose’

    ‘Make personal reflection a business priority’ ‘By creating a space for honest discussions about purpose—including your own—your team will hopefully be more willing to explore the topic for themselves… A “purpose audit” can help. Create the time that people need to consider how their work is fitting into the bigger picture, using the nine types…

  • Issue #198: S P A C E | ‘Meaningful Work’

    Issue #198: S P A C E | ‘Meaningful Work’

    This week’s issue is in the shop. It’s an essay, this time. Here’s a link. https://designkompany.gumroad.com/l/nftrk Thanks!

  • ‘Is your purpose just a poster on the wall?’

    ‘Is your purpose just a poster on the wall?’

    Michael McFall writes in a Forbes article called ‘Employees Want Purpose at Work: How to Deliver on this Priority‘: Step 1: Define your purpose. Company leaders can’t help their employees discover and live their purposes until they complete the hard work of introspection and identification to define their own, and their business’s. This might include clarifying your top…

  • Issue #197, S P A C E | ‘Starjaz’

    Issue #197, S P A C E | ‘Starjaz’

    Work this week in S P A C E includes a lot of reading and research. This is one of those weeks of really going quiet. I’m glad for it. The output of all this reflection is in this week’s zine. This week’s issue of S P A C E is ‘Starjaz.’ It is here:…

  • Culture | ‘A piece of art needs to connect’

    Culture | ‘A piece of art needs to connect’

    Found this. A site called MyModernArt.com on ‘what makes great art?’ https://mymodernmet.com/what-is-great-art/   Lauren Brevner: Every time I see work from another artist that I love, I tend to have a visceral reaction to the piece(s). It could be a quickening of my pulse, or butterflies in my stomach, that strange twisty feeling you get in…