Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Rules of Beach Volleyball: agile teams and engagement

A whole weekend with friends: picnic lunches and BBQ evenings. On Saturday afternoon we head to the beach for some Volleyball. A little bit of running around, to find some sticks to mark the ‘net’ and to scrape a rectangular … Continue reading

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The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women: Proud Mentorship

The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women supports women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets so they can invest in their families and communities. A few years ago i helped create the Foundations learning materials and, since then, have remained as … Continue reading

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Social Learning: Birth of a Community

I sat in on an hour long session today, the birth of a new Social Learning community. It’s part of a large Scaffolded Social learning project, of which the community forms the central ‘sense making‘ elements. So establishing it, building … Continue reading

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Squatting

I’ve been co-working today. Which, in yesterday’s language, means squatting in someone else’s office. Drinking their coffee. Using their free WiFi. Taking up desk space. Making the place look untidy. And not only did i sit in their space, i … Continue reading

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An Imperfect Humanity?

The strength of a good leader does not come from being right all the time: it comes from being humble enough to know when you are wrong. It comes from being fair enough to hear the views of others and … Continue reading

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The Co-Creation of Stories: Handle With Care

Life has become something of a blur: from New York to London, briefly home, then back to Austin, London and now on the train home. Two weeks on the road: homeless but not away from my community. In my purely … Continue reading

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Stories of Change

Talking about change today: how organisations build shared purpose and effect change. But who owns the story? If the change story is owned by the organisation, it can be formal, yet ineffective: it’s often abstract, overly directive and not immediately … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Real Life

I’m pleased to be working with Laura tomorrow. We don’t get to do it that often, so when our realities collide, it’s fun. Me. The gentle knocking woke me up: room service delivering my breakfast. Lovely. Coffee a bit cold, … Continue reading

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Quarter Mile Knowledge

Terrible traffic today in London: i ended up having to jump in a cab to get to a conference session, but reckon it would have been easier to walk. So plenty of time to talk to the cabbie. In London, … Continue reading

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Midnight Cowboy

Boots may be one step too far. The Stetson, i’m happy with. Not typically a hat person, i’ve taken the leap and saunter down Sixth sporting my new look with trepidation and pride. Boots though, i’m less sure: it’s a … Continue reading

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