Monthly Archives: February 2018

#WorkingOutLoud on Communities

I’m working up a report on communities, specifically on the conditions for, and operation of, Communities of Practice. I’ve spend seven hours working on this on the plane today, so just sharing the introduction as part of #WorkingOutLoud. “In the … Continue reading

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Organisational Culture

Culture is co-created in the moment, through the aggregated actions of every individual. But it’s not constructed in isolation: it is built within a context, a context set by the tribal structures, normalised behaviours, and landscape of consequence, that exists … Continue reading

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Gun Control: a Case Study in Authenticity

With some trepidation, i wanted to develop a narrative around the current conversation on gun control in America, in the context of the recent tragedy in Florida, and the emergence of a group of young survivors calling for change. I’m … Continue reading

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A Social Movement

Just a quiet reflection tonight: in was pleased to complete the first draft of ‘The humble leader’ yesterday, but feel quite uncertain about it. I’m unclear if this was the thing bubbling away in my head, or if this is … Continue reading

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Humility: A Reflection On Social Leadership

I wanted to write an illustrated essay on humility in leadership, and this is the full first draft, shared as part of #WorkingOutLoud. There is still some work to go on this, so please accept it as it is, unproofed, … Continue reading

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What Would Help You To Tell A Story?

I’m writing the research report from the Communities of Practice research project today: this is exploring how people engage in CoPs, and the barriers that may prevent them from doing so. The output will be a series of guidelines and … Continue reading

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Early Stage Writing: ‘The Humble Leader’ #WorkingOutLoud

I’m making good progress with an illustrated essay on humility: it’s a reflective piece on the nature of humility, and how ‘the humble leader’ may be what we need in the Social Age. The essay will probably run to around … Continue reading

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