Category Archives: Management

Curation in Social Leadership – a first draft

The 1st Dimension in the NET Model of Social Leadership is Narrative. Curation is one part of this, and it’s to do with how we shape our presence, how we curate our reputation. “Curation focuses on three states: discovery, perception … Continue reading

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The narrative of authentic change in the Social Age

In the Social Age, change is constant: only those organisations and individuals who recognise this and adapt can thrive. Agility is the key: agility in technology, in mindset, in skills, in learning. A shift in mindset needs to be away … Continue reading

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Nine skills in a Curriculum for Social #Leadership

The ideas around Social Leadership are gaining momentum and, as i’m gathering more feedback from different organisations, I’m starting to design a curriculum around my ideas. This is a first draft of the first part, so very much work in … Continue reading

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8 behaviours of Social Leadership

I started exploring the traits of the Social Leader yesterday and wanted to follow up with some further thoughts today. The Social Leader can navigate formal and informal spaces with ease, equally at home engaging online as in person. The … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptability, Agile, Authority, Collaboration, Community, Culture, Effectiveness, Formal Spaces, Global, Knowledge, Leadership, Learning, Management, Networking, Personal Brand, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Social Media | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Authority: the changing nature of authority in social learning

I need to get the clutch fixed on Herman, my 1964 Land Rover. If i was in any way competent, it probably wouldn’t be a huge job, but my level of mechanical ability stops somewhere after changing a tyre or, … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Agile, Authority, Brand, Community, Connections, Control, Culture, Effectiveness, Experience, Hierarchy, Knowledge, Leadership, Learning, Management, Meaning, Mentoring, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Tone of Voice | Tagged , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Learn excellence wherever you can

Last week i wrote how i learnt about authenticity from the waiter at a pizza takeaway, today i’m writing about excellence and my experience at a hotel. They’re very pedestrian examples, but have great immediacy and relevance to me, hence … Continue reading

Posted in Achievement, Community, Culture, Effectiveness, Environment, Leadership, Management, Mediocrity, Motivation, Performance, Pride, Sincerity, Success, Team Coaching, Teams, Tone of Voice, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Communication at times of organisational change: relevance, amplification and community

Change is the normal state for organisations, but one that many are ill equipped to deal with. As it’s friday, i’ve decided to play with some new ideas: in this case a model to explore the role of social communities … Continue reading

Posted in Agile, Authority, Change, Communication, Community, Connections, Control, Disturbance, Effectiveness, Engagement, Formal Spaces, Gangs, Group Dynamics, Hierarchy, Informal Spaces, Leadership, Management, Personal Learning Network, Social Capital, Social Learning, Support, Town Hall Meetings | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Environment and learning culture: The view from the top

Yesterday i was in the Gherkin in London, the iconic Norman Foster building in central London. It’s a great building, irreverent and friendly, unlike it’s taller and newer neighbour, the Shard, which is simply aggressive. The client i was visiting … Continue reading

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Devolved responsibility for learning: a modern approach?

Who is responsible for your learning in an organisation? I ask the question as we increasingly see the devolution of authority and responsibility, from large, long term, structured programmes through to self serve, performance supporting, ‘just in time’ interventions. It’s … Continue reading

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