Monthly Archives: October 2017

Strangers

My niece described her Guides group to me at the weekend: she talked about how it had been small, and had high levels of engagement, but that recently it had grown in size, and that something had been lost. More … Continue reading

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Stories of Difference

Formal systems are good at hearing known stories, accepted wisdom, whilst what they may need to hear are hidden stories. Stories of dissent, stories of challenge, stories that provide overlays of contextual meaning, stories of unfairness or confusion. Unfinished stories. … Continue reading

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Diagonal Storytelling

I’m working on the Social Learning design for an organisation today, and thinking about diagonal storytelling. Organisations can tend to be good at vertical stories (usually cascaded down within the formal system), and horizontal stories (often tacit, tribal, flowing out … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Experimentation in ‘The Trust Sketchbook’

I thought i’d share another illustration from The Trust Sketchbook today: this one looking at the role of ‘trust’ in experimentation, and hence the ability of an organisation to become Socially Dynamic. I completed six pages today, so good progress … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ’The Trust Sketchbook’

I started colouring ‘The Trust Sketchbook’ today: it’s a guided journey through the ’Landscape of Trust’, and will become a 28 page book that can be used by individuals or teams to explore how trust flows, and what it really … Continue reading

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