Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why Learning Informs Strategy

Under a Scaffolded Social approach to learning, we don’t blindly tell stories to people, but rather co-create stories with them. The difference lies in that space: not ‘to‘, but ‘with‘. At a single stroke we move from a ‘broadcast‘ mindset … Continue reading

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Developing Social Roles in your Organisation

Formal knowledge is that which we own, which is visible to us, which we can control. Tacit knowledge is that which lies within our community. Tacit knowledge is grounded in experience: it may not be perfect, it may not be … Continue reading

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The Humble Leader

By enabling others, we succeed. Leading with fairness, kindness and a willingness to give without expectation of reciprocity in the moment is the sign of a strong Social Leader. Finding the meaning, finding the path through the challenges to our … Continue reading

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New York: Juxtaposed

There’s an obsession with juxtaposition in New York: a co-created skyline that intersperses urban dereliction, industrial heritage, vanity architecture, functional service, tourist enchantment and dog walking in a complex narrative that weaves through Manhattan in a complex and ever evolving … Continue reading

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Denying Innovation

It’s not a light switch: you can’t have innovation on demand. Rather it’s a space where you wish there were lights. It’s a space where, if we are lucky, light will occur. But not at the simple flick of a … Continue reading

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Why tech savvy millennials are precisely not your problem. #IITSEC Reflections 2015

Amongst the strangest things said to me at the conference this week was “evidence shows that all these kids talking into their phone have degraded social skills, they’re unable to function in normal society“. Which is odd, because i see … Continue reading

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Using Narrative in Small Group Simulations: Reflections from IITSEC

Measuring collective performance is challenging: we can assess quantitative outcomes based around tasks and tests, but not necessarily the internal coherence of a team and the interplay of individual relationships. We may be able to measure specific task outcomes, but … Continue reading

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