Category Archives: Leadership

Global Perspectives on Social Leadership: Fairness

The Social Age is global: take the book. I wrote it in the UK, Philippines and US. Mainly in coffee shops. The typographer i found on Twitter. The printer was in Chelmsford, but the actual printing press was in Latvia … Continue reading

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The Frames of Leadership

The Social Age rewards agility: the ability to frame and reframe problems, to deploy our communities and experiment, question and react at speed. It’s less about mastery of process, more about communication and collaboration. Social Leaders demonstrate a rounded skill … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Balance

It’s a mistake to think that balance is the end point: it’s not. It’s the familiar yet fleeting landmark we pass through periodically whilst weathering the tides of change. To think we are aiming for balance is to invite disappointment … Continue reading

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The Social Leadership Handbook: launching today!

Forgive me for writing a post that’s neither reflective nor necessarily relevant to anyone else, but today sees the publication of “The Social Leadership Handbook” and it’s a proud day. The culmination of over a year’s writing, this is my … Continue reading

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Narrative and storytelling in Social Leadership

It’s because stories sit at the heart of how we communicate that i’ve included ‘Narrative‘ as the first dimension of Social Leadership. When we share stories, we contextualise information, relating it to that which we already know. Stories draw on … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: crossing boundaries

Our lives today weave between formal and social spaces, no longer defined by the four walls of the office or a clear distinction between technologies and communities. Social Leadership is a style and approach intended to provide a structure and … Continue reading

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Collaborative, cooperative and hierarchical leadership

In my socially aspirational post university days, a group of us used to have a wine tasting evening most weeks. Someone would choose a country and we’d all tip up with a bottle, share it round and make a few … Continue reading

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