Monthly Archives: April 2018

The Ownership of Stories. #WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Change Handbook’

The ownership and control of stories within organisations can be a factor of ‘Resistance’ to change. I’ve just rewritten this section of the manuscript for ‘The Change Handbook’, to explore the question of ‘ownership’ in more detail. Some of you … Continue reading

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The Captain’s Log

I write a weekly email newsletter for Social Age Explorers (that’s why i don’t post a blog on Fridays). It’s a reflective letter, commenting on key news stories, providing a layer of context around my writing through the week, updating … Continue reading

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Evolving Knowledge

When we consider the new ecosystem of the Social Age, we can look at some very specific changes, foundational shifts that trigger new modes of social organisation, emergent structures of power, and evolved behaviours in both individuals and groups. Our … Continue reading

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Social Learning Experiments

I presented a session on Social Learning at a Dutch learning conference today, ending the session by describing ‘Six Week Experiments’. This notion of short, focused, and achievable, experiments is something that i’m taking from the upcoming publication of ‘The … Continue reading

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Collective Capability

I’ve been in Amsterdam today, discussing leadership and change: our conversation turned to power, and how established power, codified strength, can be the very thing that holds us static, that resists change. This dichotomy is a struggle: when our strength … Continue reading

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‘The Trust Sketchbook’: Design Proofs

I wanted to share this, the final design proofs for ’The Trust Sketchbook’. Once i sign these off, it will move into production. This is an experimental book: a structured reflective journey, exploring the Landscape of Trust. The first edition … Continue reading

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The Reality of Learning

The pace of change in Organisational approaches to learning is being far outstripped by evolutions in the reality of learning itself. In the Social Age, technology allows us to access knowledge, and make sense of it, ever faster, and more … Continue reading

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Understanding ‘Stasis’ in Change. A #WorkingOutLoud Post

I’ve cut another 500 words from ‘The Change Handbook’ today, as i try to nibble away at the final stages of writing. I’m sharing a section today which explores ‘stasis’, one aspect of ‘Resistance’ that relates to the way that … Continue reading

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Biting the Bullet: ‘Control as a Resister of Change’

For all my talk of finishing ‘The Change Handbook’ (which i have been promising for a year…), i have failed to make much progress. Possibly i scared myself off: the manuscript is 82,000 words, and i want it to be … Continue reading

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Morocco Diary: Connectivity

Before landing in Morocco, i read a lot about driving there: what experiences had people had, any particular rules i should know about, things to watch out for, and so on. I learnt a lot, almost all of which turned … Continue reading

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