Tag Archives: Narrative

Narrative and storytelling in Social Leadership

It’s because stories sit at the heart of how we communicate that i’ve included ‘Narrative‘ as the first dimension of Social Leadership. When we share stories, we contextualise information, relating it to that which we already know. Stories draw on … Continue reading

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Rewriting the code: time for reflection

It’s been a busy week: new ideas, new people, new places. Today, back at home again, it’s a bit of a blur. I need time to reflect: to work out how to contextualise this new information with what i already … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: crossing boundaries

Our lives today weave between formal and social spaces, no longer defined by the four walls of the office or a clear distinction between technologies and communities. Social Leadership is a style and approach intended to provide a structure and … Continue reading

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Unearthing Organisational Stories: finding the narrative

“It’s a little wordy, is that normal in your field?” was Heidi’s response to my first draft. Her tact doing little to numb the honesty. In some areas, volume is good: boxes or chocolate and length of holidays being two … 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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The Road to Agility

Inspiration only takes a moment, but change may take longer. I spent a great day yesterday exploring ‘creativity‘ with some wonderfully generous people. We shared ideas and stories about co-creation, about music, about agility. I wanted to explore ways to … Continue reading

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Stories and Sea Shanties

There’s no denying that we all look a little bit younger in this photo: only five years ago, but so much changes (and i don’t just mean the receding hairlines and expanding waists). Rich, Cath and I still go kayaking … Continue reading

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My story runs through this place

Mine are the only footprints on this beach: stretching in front of me as i trace my return journey. I am toe to toe with myself as i wander back along the shoreline, the sun setting ruby red into the … Continue reading

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The location of stories

Cath and I have escaped to a caravan for the week to complete the writing and rehearsal of a new idea i’m working on around ‘creativity, co-creation and agility‘. We’re running a workshop in two weeks time that will cross … Continue reading

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Saplings

“Charles Dickens wrote ‘A tale of two cities’ under this very tree” said Andy, as we sat in the sunshine. “Interesting“, i replied, afraid to admit i’ve never read it. One of so many classics to have passed me by: … Continue reading

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