Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.

Halloween: the Perils of Pumpkins

I’m impressed by the quality of pumpkins on show: i think it’s a Facebook thing. Competition has definitely hotted up these last few years as my friends settle down to have children and our attempts to compete on the bike … Continue reading

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The Ladder to Leadership

Where does it start? You reply to the advert, get an interview, shortlisted and complete the psychometrics. You get the letter and go through induction, new starter, first team leadership role and finally management. A function, a department, a Division, … Continue reading

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The #SocialAge Safari: a Learning Conference in 2015

In April next year, i’m curating a new conference: it’s called the Social Age Safari and it’s a 2 day, open session conference where we will co-create a narrative around the new realities of learning and leading. It’s designed to … Continue reading

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Belief: how do we choose what’s true?

The gap between what we believe to be true and what’s really true can be significant: i’m not talking about religion, but rather in the stories we understand about organisations. The space they create around themselves for communities to form … Continue reading

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Reflection: why fairness?

I’ve spent most of this week writing about fairness. It’s a simple notion, but one that sits at the heart of social responsibility. Being fair is about consideration and transparency. It still means making tough decisions that people won’t like, … Continue reading

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Framework for Fairness: A model for fair decision making in business

Some notions seem obvious: the need to be fair, the need to do right. And yet in our societies we are not equal. We fail to do the right thing on many levels, not because we are bad people, but … Continue reading

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A Framework for Fairness: Introduction

I’ve been working today to expand my ideas around ‘fairness’, what it means to factor being fair into leadership. I’ve been writing and drawing all day… it’s late… i’m not done yet… so in the spirit of #WorkingOutLoud, i’m sharing … Continue reading

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