Monthly Archives: July 2016

Dynamic Change: The Second Draft #WorkingOutLoud

At the end of a week of writing, i have hit the second draft of the book about the Dynamic Change Framework. So far this week i have: [1] renamed it twice, [2] added 10k new words, about half of … Continue reading

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Reputation and Reward #WorkingOutLoud

Day four of writing this week, and it’s been by far the most productive day: i have the structure far more sorted, so was able to settle in to fill some gaps. I’ve written too much (around five thousand words … Continue reading

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Technology As Control #WorkingOutLoud

Another #WorkingOutLoud post today as i continue writing the book: this is about ‘Technology’ being applied as a mechanism of control. It’s part of the ’16 Resistors of Change’. I share this, unedited, typos and all, as i’m trying to … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud On The Dynamic Change Book

I’ve put this week fully aside as i work towards completing a first draft (alpha, early stage, preliminary and suitably caveated) manuscript of the next book, which is about organisational change in the Social Age. It may be called the … Continue reading

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Disrupting Power

I am writing today about power, about different forms of power, and the structures that it is held within. This relates to a number of strands of work that I’m exploring at the moment, from resilience, to Social Leadership, and … Continue reading

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Curation in Social Leadership [part 2]

Yesterday I started to expand out some of the ideas around Curation in Social Leadership. I discussed how Social Leadership is a style of leadership suited to the Social Age: it’s contextual and consensual and founded within our communities. I … Continue reading

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Curation in Social Leadership [part 1]

Social Leadership describes a type of authority that applies in communities, outside of formal hierarchy, and based upon our reputation, earned over time. It’s not an alternative to formal leadership, it’s complimentary to it: but it’s reach extends where formal … Continue reading

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A Legacy Of Tinted Earth

Memory is a story we evolve over time, writing and rewriting as age, detail and perspective change. Our memory is not perfect, but rather a narrative of coherence, a literary attempt to stitch together divergent aspects of our observed world. … Continue reading

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The Tension Between Formal And Social Leadership

Organisations need strong formal leadership: the things we have always done, the power we have always used. Leadership within a hierarchy, under the sanction of the organisation itself. An expression of authority based upon position and absolute control. They still … Continue reading

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10 Reasons For Social Leadership

As we move ever further into the Social Age, those mechanisms of power and control that got us this far will not be enough to get us the rest of the way: alongside hierarchy and system, we need community and … Continue reading

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