Monthly Archives: January 2018

Designing the Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’m sharing a new iteration of the design principles for the Socially Dynamic Organisation: this format is an attempt to capture the systemic nature of adaptation, and the internal tensions that exist as we strive to build it. Increasingly, i … Continue reading

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The Social Leadership Game: Reflections on the Prototype

Yesterday i prototyped the first version of a Social Leadership strategic tool, a jigsaw that can be used by teams to explore what Social Leadership is, their individual and relative strengths, and to contextualise it in their own organisation. Today, … Continue reading

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Prototyping the Jigsaw for the Socially Dynamic Organisation

It’s the end of a long day: i’ve been facilitating a group of senior leaders, exploring Social Leadership, Innovation, and Change. Which is another way of saying that i feel too tired to write. But part of #WorkingOutLoud is to … Continue reading

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Sketch Maps of the Social Age

Last week i shared my new map of the Social Age, highlighting twelve core aspects of change. Today, for fun, i thought i would share the previous three iterations of the map, from my first sketch in 2014, where i … Continue reading

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A Rhythm of Change

They lifted the boat out today. It’s always a performance. For the last few days, men in fluorescent jackets (and they are all men) have bustled and flitted, clearing space, clearing the decks, preparing for the lift. Early yesterday morning, … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Abstractions

The Social world is complex, contextual, adaptive. There are no quick fixes: instead, our focus should be on how we create the conditions for success. As i sit on the train, writing, there is an advert in front of me. … Continue reading

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Modes Of Social Organisation: By The People, For The People

Things have always changed: i write today in Chichester, my hometown, an old Roman city, which became the capital of the Kingdom of Sussex. From marching fort and Roman camp, to fortified town and city state. Today, as part of … Continue reading

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