Monthly Archives: February 2016

An Imperfect Humanity: Pity and Grace

This is a #WorkingOutLoud post as i shape some new thinking around coherence in culture, social justice and the social contract: aspects of the Social Age. So don’t take these thoughts as fully formed, but rather as part of an … Continue reading

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Led or Leader?

In the Social Age, the distinction is far from clear: as we move beyond the boundaries of formal authority and into the social ‘sense making’ spaces where we are most effective, roles are fluid, contextual, adaptive and impermanent. Indeed, the … Continue reading

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Brighton Rock: Reckless and Homeless

You can’t walk far in Brighton without finding graffiti: the sanctioned and sponsored art form type, decorating electrical boxes and shopfronts, the porto-art inhabiting alleyways and laid on hoardings, and the raw, visceral cries sprayed on garage doors, derelict rooftops … Continue reading

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Future Trends and Innovations in Learning

I’ve been working with a group of HR professionals today, facilitating a session around ‘Future Trends and Innovations in Learning’. As part of my #WorkingOutLoud, i share seven of the ideas generated by the group. Interestingly, i wouldn’t have chosen … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Sand

You can draw a line in the sand: the final sanction, the ultimatum. You can make castles from it: fanciful and free. In your eyes, sand is bad, and to build a house upon it, pure folly. The sands run … Continue reading

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Playing It Safe: Codified Errors

A minor investigation on an old shoulder injury today necessitated an afternoon at the hospital: “and it’s your left shoulder?” was the soundtrack. Each time a new person interacted with me, they asked the same question. They also asked me … Continue reading

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Afraid of the Dark? The Perilous Grey Space

There’s the light of the engaged: people who are committed into the organisation, driving it forward, valued and valuable. Then there’s the dark side: people who are uncommitted, detract from success, pulling us down. In this polarised view, It’s easy … Continue reading

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