Monthly Archives: September 2018

Shadow of a Person

I recognise in myself that i do not treat the people i see sleeping on the street equally: sometimes i ignore them, sometimes i try to give a kind word, sometimes i buy them a cup of tea (which is … Continue reading

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Sanctioned Subversion and Cultural Graffiti

Today i completed the design of the fourth week of the Storytelling Certification that i’m working on. I shared some of the work earlier, and described it like this: it’s not about ‘how to tell a story’, but rather about … Continue reading

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Imperfect Stories

It’s the end of a long day, and i’m too tired to write, so instead, sharing an unfinished, imperfect, story. This is the sketch i’ve just done, which is my first thought on the artwork for the Storytelling Certification: i … Continue reading

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Designing a ‘Festival of Failure’. A #WorkingOutLoud post

Today i am sharing some elements of the design around failure: it’s for a one day ‘Festival of Failure’, a structured ‘sense making’ event, to act as the foundation for change. A celebration of failure is not about blame, but … Continue reading

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The Story That Flew

My taxi driver stared at the iPhone, stuck to the dashboard, brow wrinkled in concentration, for quite some time, before he carefully swore at it, turned to me, and asked for cash. He told me he had never been trained … Continue reading

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Social Leadership Storytelling Certification. #WorkingOutLoud

I’m finalising the structure of the twelve week certification on ‘Storytelling in Social Leadership’. This pass through will give me the structure that i’ll prototype with the first cohorts in October to December. At this stage, i’m more focussed on … Continue reading

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Islands of Belief

We live on islands of belief, carefully forged by our immersion in local culture, established education, held in tribal groupings, dominant doctrine and ideology, and internally reinforcing: to be within the tribe reinforces the strength and resilience of the tribe … Continue reading

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