Tag Archives: Narrative

How do stories work?

I’m just back from a weekend in the Netherlands, which included a visit to Efterling, one of the world’s oldest theme parks and home to the Enchanted Forest. As the name suggests, it’s a woodland setting for a range of … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration

Just sat here at a lose end, thinking what to write, when a conversation kicked off on Twitter from a small community that we formed in the Workshops last week. Which got me thinking: where do you find your inspiration? … Continue reading

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Authority in Social Leadership: a first draft

The NET Model of Social Leadership defines a style of leadership suitable for the Social Age. It consists of three Dimensions: Narrative (which covers ‘Curation’, ‘Storytelling’ and ‘Sharing’), Engagement (which looks at ‘Community’, ‘Reputation’ and ‘Authority’), and Technology (which explores … Continue reading

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Assessment: we’re spoilt for (multi) choice

Long term blog readers will know of my dislike of multi-choice assessments: the last ditch bid of the desperate in the final fifteen minutes of learning design. In an idle five minutes, i’ve sketched out some other approaches to assessment, … Continue reading

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Agility

What is agility? It’s about QUESTIONING everything. Just because you did it that way yesterday doesn’t mean we should do it that way tomorrow. In the Social Age, change is constant. Doing what you always did won’t work anymore. Question … Continue reading

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Feel the fear and do it anyway: writing bad stories to learn

We used stories today to write good and then bad examples of community management. Funnily enough, the bad stories were easier to write. I wished i’d used the decibel meter on the iPhone as we were writing, because there was … Continue reading

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Community in Social Leadership: a first draft

The NET Model of Social Leadership defines a style of leadership suitable for the Social Age. It consists of three Dimensions: Narrative (which covers ‘Curation‘, ‘Storytelling‘ and ‘Sharing‘), Engagement (which looks at ‘Community‘, ‘Reputation‘ and ‘Authority‘), and Technology (which explores … Continue reading

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Formal and Informal sharing in the Social Age

Outside of formal channels is where some of the best sharing takes place: is where we conduct our ‘sense making‘ activities and forge broad connections to create new meaning. As the four walls of organisations become increasingly permeable, we see … Continue reading

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The myth of history: why organisational culture is our problem

I keep coming back to culture this week: i’ve had so many people kindly sharing their thoughts and feedback that i can’t put it down. Today, i want to think about heritage and history vs co-creation and current activity. When … Continue reading

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On the tenth day of Christmas Learning: Social Leadership

I can’t complete a summary of this year’s learning topics without covering Social Leadership. Building upon key themes that i’d been working on for a while, around co-creation, the socially responsible business, reputation and authority, the Social Leadership model emerged … Continue reading

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