Category Archives: Ideas

From Social to Formal: professional development in the Social Age

Over a year after i started working on the Social Leadership Handbook, i’ve started to write the programme design. Ten years ago, i’d have started here, and my work would have been weaker for it. In the Social Age, it’s … Continue reading

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The Ideas Butterfly: a social way of working (out loud)

In many ways, the idea is the easy part: making something of it is what counts and, in the Social Age, we do that within and alongside our communities. Today i took part in Chat2Lrn, a regular Twitter Chat, covering … Continue reading

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Language

I’m in Singapore today, immersed in a culture that is so totally familiar to anyone English, yet so very far from home. United by a language and history, divided by the seas. As i sat in the taxi from the … Continue reading

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Working out loud: a #SocialAge trait

One recurring feature of the Social Age is the nature of working out loud: developing our ideas within our communities, sharing them before they are fully formed and getting the benefit from the wisdom of the tribe. That’s the approach … Continue reading

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Building a marketplace for ideas: #diversity for social learning

Communities are built on consensus: they tolerate difference and thrive on diversity, but only within limits. Stretch them too far and there will be a break. I’ve been revisiting ideas around community, moderation and the creation of meaning this week … Continue reading

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Manifesto for the Social Age: A first draft of the narrative

I had two conversations yesterday that prompted me to think a little. I was talking about Social Leadership and Social Learning with Sarah, in the UK and Marissa in the US. There was a common narrative to both conversations, so … Continue reading

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My new, free, eBook “Learning, Knowledge & Meaning – the Singapore Diary”

Our relationship with knowledge is changing: the ways we find stuff out and what we do with it once we have it. We learn on the move, in the bath or on the train and come together in social learning … Continue reading

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