Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bonds of Power, Bonds of Trust

The Social bonds within an organisation cross over the formal structure: whilst formal relationships are forged on bonds of power, social ones are founded upon reputation and trust. The Organisation is able to see, own, and control the formal bonds, … Continue reading

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Design Layout: Social Leadership – my 1st 100 Days

I just landed from the flight back from San Francisco, and what better treat to be waiting for me than the design layout for the new book. I hope you’ll forgive a brief post as I’m rather tired, but in … Continue reading

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Complex Collaboration

One of the core themes around the Socially Dynamic Organisation is that it deeply connected: not simply through formal hierarchy, but through webs of trust, reputation, respect, and fairness. These bonds sit primarily within the social system, hence the journey … Continue reading

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The Landscape of Trust Research Project: Take Part Now!

I’m pleased to let you know that the Landscape of Trust research project is now live! This is designed to be the largest research project in the world this year exploring the nature of trust: how it exists between people, … Continue reading

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Collaboration: What You Do, Not What You Say

There’s a great deal of talk about collaboration: software to facilitate it, leaders who enable it, innovation as a result of it. But collaboration is an output from a system, not an instruction to it. We can talk all we … Continue reading

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Captain’s Log Issue #10 – Systemic Change

I’ve started writing a weekly Newsletter: it’s an email group, so old style! I will periodically share it here on the blog, as you may like the variety! You can signup here if interested. There is nothing like Disney to … Continue reading

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Resilience: Technology, Community, and Power

I’m working on a new session to deliver this afternoon around resilience in organisations: our ability to become less brittle in the face of asymmetric and unknown disruption. I’m primarily concerned with linking up three separate streams of work: the … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely: Survival Skills for the Social Age

I remember choosing my first Swiss army knife: there was a large cabinet with a choice of about 40 different knives, a bewildering and beguiling selection for a young child. They all had a basic knife: the decision was what … Continue reading

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Who Owns The Conversations?

Many of the conversations i have in organisations are around engagement, around innovation, around culture. The focus is generally how we generate momentum, generate change. It’s easy to focus on the symptoms, without diagnosing the issue: technology may bring us … Continue reading

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Investing In Co-Creation

Social Leaders gain strength from the co-creative power of their communities: the support, challenge and perspective that a high functioning community can bring. In Social Learning, we rely on co-creation too: for communities to come together, to learn, to share, … Continue reading

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