Tag Archives: Writing

For the love of books

Despite the rush as i left the house, i still found time to dash back upstairs to grab a book. But which to take? Two sat on my desk: Clark Quinn’s new book on ‘innovation‘ or Slash’s biography? Now, Clark’s … Continue reading

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Writing: Milestones

An unexpected milestone crept up on me this morning: i hit 100,000 views on the blog. Depending how you look at it, that’s a surprisingly high, or surprisingly low number. When i started writing this blog, around three and a … 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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Distractions

I’m editing the Handbook of Social Leadership today. In fact, i’m exactly half way through: which is why i’ve allowed myself to be distracted by writing the blog. I’ve been pretty focussed and feeling pretty proud about it. Except that … Continue reading

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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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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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Social Technology: it’s the little things that count

After a month of travelling, i’m back in the UK and settled in to start editing the book. Starbucks is a favourite local writing spot: somehow i’m more productive in busy, noisy environments. I use their loyalty card App, which … 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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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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Working on the Social Leadership Handbook

Just short posts this week: i’m in the Philippines working on a first draft of the Social Leadership Handbook. True to the principles of the Social Age, it will be an agile draft: likely updated each year (we do, after … Continue reading

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