Tag Archives: Change

Demolishing the office

I think the palm was dead for around four years before it was finally cut back and cleared: my resounding memory of that first office is one of dead foliage and mouldy coffee cups. The palm had been there forever, … Continue reading

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The Social Age is upon us: a time of constant change. The ecosystem we inhabit has evolved through a combination of technology and social trends. The distinction between work and play, between formal and social is blurring. This is both … Continue reading

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The Pain of Change

I used to work in a museum of timber framed buildings: medieval architecture and technology, preserved and interpreted for the twenty first century. Timber framed building are organic, almost living entities, constantly moving as the humidity and temperature change. Their … Continue reading

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Evolutions in Leadership

Evolution is about change over generations: about adaptation to suit the prevailing environment. It’s not a fast process, but it has an inevitability, and we all know what happens to the losers. Look back a hundred years and our view … Continue reading

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The illusion of permanence in an age of change

I woke up to the news on the radio this morning: court cases, wars, political arguments, resignations and mergers. Change. Same as every day. In the Social Age, change is constant and our success rides not on our ability to … Continue reading

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#NormCore – an emergent community of change

I’ve accidentally joined a trend: according to Wikipedia this week, ‘normcore‘ is “an emerging cultural trend focusing on ‘coolness that opts into sameness’“. As far as i can tell, if you don’t fall into hipster, cool subculture, you can claim … Continue reading

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Linking formal and social authority in Social Leadership

Social leaders operate across both formal and social spaces: this is what gives the model it’s authority, the fact that it recognises the evolving environment of work and the convergence of these two spaces. I was talking to a few … Continue reading

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Subversive social communities to drive organisational change

Communities are on my mind this week: we interact with them in so many ways, find them in so many places and achieve so much within and alongside them (which is why they sit at the heart of Social Leadership). … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Social Age

In a couple of weeks time, i’ll be writing the 750th blog post. We’ve covered a lot of ground. My own thinking has evolved greatly in that time and through this process: a describe the blog now as my ‘first … Continue reading

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The Future of Leadership

I was asked to write a few pages on the Future of Leadership this week. I’m sharing it here. Regular visitors will recognise parts of this narrative. We live in the Social Age, where formal models of authority and power … Continue reading

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