Tag Archives: Leadership

The New Work

When we sat exams at school, there was a little ritual at the start where everyone unpacked their pencil case: ink cartridges, sharpeners and a collection of mascots, in my case, a plastic dinosaur i think. My first office job … 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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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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Failure in Social Leadership: a case study for Mozilla

When Brendan Eich, newly installed boss at Mozilla resigned this week after only a month in role, it was largely because of a failure by that organisation to recognise the realities of the Social Age and the importance of Social … 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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On the process of writing

The last couple of weeks i’ve focussed on writing for the new ‘Handbook of Social Leadership‘. It’s based around the ideas i’ve first shared in this blog space and, yesterday, i completed the first draft. Which probably means i’m about … 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 the new book: Social Capital in Social Leadership

I’m working on the final two chapter of the first draft of my new ‘Handbook for Social Leadership‘. I shared a few sections last week and, today, sharing a chunk from the chapter on Social Capital: this is an area … 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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Sharing extracts from the new book: Handbook for Social Leadership

I’m writing all this week on Social Leadership with a view to publishing a Handbook very soon: this will cover the foundations of Social Leadership and explain the NET Model. As i’m focusing on that writing (and as this has … Continue reading

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