Monthly Archives: August 2017

Types of Power: Manifestations of Control

I’m reflecting on inertia today: many organisations desire agility, want to change, intend to do better, and yet fall to constraint. Within the work on the Socially Dynamic Organisation, ‘constraint’ is a state of well intentioned inability: an inability to … Continue reading

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The Social Revolution

I describe the Social Age: the new world we live in, an ecosystem of constant change. An evolved space that is characterised by the democratisation of power, the rise of Social Authority, the rapid iteration and holistic impacts of new … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Developing a Social Leadership Workshop

Today, i’m #WorkingOutLoud on the design of a new, two day long, Social Leadership workshop. I’ve decided to share it, because it’s actually quite useful i think to show the narrative structure, the way my thinking runs through it, from … Continue reading

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Government. But By Whom?

This is an early stage #WorkingOutLoud post, reflecting on the disruption, or evolution, of government itself. Recently i’ve been fascinated by the lack of opportunity for engagement in democracy, and indeed about the widest principles of democracy: at a time … Continue reading

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Inventing Canada… Again

I’ve had a great day at the Institute of Public Administration conference in Canada, sharing work around Social Leadership and the evolution of democracy. Great, not because of what i’ve shared, but because of what i’ve learnt: curiosity, enquiry, reflection, … Continue reading

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Nationhood: Statues, Salutes, and Narratives of Power

A #WorkingOutLoud post today, part of my thought process to understand the fragmented debate around national identity and social justice in the United States. Specifically, i wanted to take time to explore two elements: the notion of flash points, and … Continue reading

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The Sphere of Consequence

I’ve been reflecting on consequence: how it’s owned, how it’s applied, and it’s role in engagement and trust. I’ve previously described a ‘sphere of consequence’, the notion that we each exist within a sphere, a bubble of consequence, part of … Continue reading

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