Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Social Business: aligning social learning and leadership to the values driven organisation

There’s a shift towards a more social culture of business: not just engaged in social spaces, but values driven and responsible. Being proud of your credentials is no longer the preserve of niche cosmetics manufacturers and cooperatives: it’s now on … Continue reading

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Balance and trust: working out loud

I was struggling to find a balance last week: trying to finish some writing, attend a number of meetings, the conference i was speaking at, travelling, all against a background of some frustrations i was trying to deal with. In … Continue reading

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To boldly go…

Just outside our Solar System, the tiny craft, Voyager, goes hurtling on: the first manmade object to leave our realm. A vessel of hope and dreams. Built with 70’s technology, pioneering in scope and reach, with every day it expands … Continue reading

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Two days of learning

Late with the blog today as i’ve just finished my session at the Learning Live conference in London (and needed to do some last minute preparation…). It’s a great event that’s covered some wide ranging topics: my personal favourites around … Continue reading

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Creating the Social Age: organisational and individual responsibility

The Social Age defines the new nature of work: no longer defined by time and place, but instead existing in the grey space between formal and informal, facilitated by networks and technology. The very nature of the relationship between organisations … Continue reading

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Why houses alone don’t make a community

Interesting programme on the radio as i was driving today: there is some discussion at the moment about the demolition of thirty year old housing estates. Many of these places have become dysfunctional: litter strew no-go areas, poorly maintained and … Continue reading

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Changing culture: evolving values and needs in the Social Age

You can view organisational culture in two ways: created by the organisation and inhabited by people, or co-created by the people and framed by the organisation. I subscribe to the latter view, recognising that tribal knowledge and experience massively influences … Continue reading

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