Category Archives: Reflection

We all make mistakes: it’s what you learn from them that counts

Clearing out the attic this week made me realise the number of things i’ve got wrong over my life: the places and ways in which i’ve failed. School reports chart mediocre performance in chemistry and maths, a lack of engagement … Continue reading

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Creating the space to think

We can’t take the value of our thinking for granted: it doesn’t just happen. It’s like growing tomatoes. You have to plant them in the right compost, you need the right amount of sunshine, you have to water and feed … Continue reading

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Autumn (or Fall!)

It’s a fresh morning: the first of the year with a thick wooly jumper to keep out the chill. A heavy dew on the car windscreen and fellow passengers on the train sporing scarves and hats over weary eyes. As … Continue reading

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Swimming with dolphins: wise council in the Social Age

Last week i was lucky enough to spend an afternoon playing with dolphins: learning about their habitat and lifecycle, how they are trained and looked after, how they each have a unique personality. I was able to learn some basic … Continue reading

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Opening Pandora’s box

A while ago i was thinking about ‘how people come to learn‘. There were four main reasons: planned, needs driven, curiosity and by accident. The next two days for me are going to be about curiosity and accidental learning, and … Continue reading

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Performance in Social Leadership

As i work this week to flesh out the NET Model of Social Leadership, my thoughts turn increasingly to ‘Performance’. Specifically i’m thinking about how we rehearse and embed behaviours, it’s about the transition from abstract formal learning into changed … Continue reading

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The core skills of the social leader: Explaining the NET Model

Having spent some time exploring the three Dimensions of social leadership, today, for the first time, I wanted to present the three Dimensions and nine components in full, as well as look at the conceptual design [it turns out circles … Continue reading

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The reason for reflection

I’m on holiday this week, trying to avoid all but essential work, but also trying to finish the third article exploring Social Leadership (which doesn’t count as work!). I also took a look at the Blog stats and realised how … Continue reading

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Creating an environment for #learning: collaboration and community

As i sat writing this morning, an elderly gentleman came to the table and asked me if he could lay out the International papers without disturbing me. I’m in the Icebreaker cafe, by the Amstel, one of my favourite writing … 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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