Tag Archives: Community

Radical Change: engaging communities

It doesn’t have to be ‘them and us‘. With the right type of engagement, it can be ‘us‘ all around. I’m seeing increased interest in the power of socially moderated and driven change models: harnessing the power of community to … Continue reading

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Unlocking Innovation in Teams

It’s been a fascinating week, delivering the prototype workshop around ‘Creativity, Co-Creation and Agility‘ and reflecting on how to unlock innovation within teams. There’s a clear dynamic between permissions, creative spaces, creative processes, improvisation and narrative. Whilst i don’t feel … Continue reading

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Homecoming: getting lost in learning

The sunflowers have spouted! It was a long trip back from New York: up to the airport at 5AM, the seven hour flight then a two hour wait for the coach and a three hour drive home. As i arrived, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on New York: spaces and community

The Highline in New York is one of my favourite urban spaces in the world: originally built to raise dangerous freight trains above the streets of Manhattan, by the 1980′s the rusted iron and concrete structure was largely redundant, made … Continue reading

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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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Consensual Leadership

Social Leadership is consensual: founded upon reputation and authority forged in social spaces, not hierarchical or positional authority laid down in structure and organisational charts. Consensus is built, not ordered, meaning that we forge alliances, provide support and be willing … 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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Collaboration in Social Leadership: extract from the new book

As i finish the first draft this week of my new ‘Handbook for Social Leadership‘, i’m sharing extracts of the text as i write. This is part of #WorkingOutLoud and, selfishly, helps me maintain momentum and energy as i get … Continue reading

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Extract from Handbook for Social Leadership: Co-Creation

I’m writing all this week, trying to finish the first draft of the ‘Handbook for Social Leadership’. As usual, i’m sharing extracts as i write: this is neither complete, not proofed, very much riddled with my notes and mistakes, but … Continue reading

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Making Connections: creating meaning

I’m sat in the transit lounge of Singapore airport, on my way to Manila, so making a connection in a very literal sense. I wrote a book in Singapore in 2012, called ‘Learning, Knowledge and Meaning‘. It was about how … Continue reading

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