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Social Leadership: Exploring your Power and Potential

To become a Social Leader is a journey through a landscape, and probably one without end: it is something we strive for, but which constantly changes before us. For example: i have found myself thrashing around over the last few … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: How Trust Binds

The Social fabric of our Organisations and broader society is bound together by multiple forces, trust being one of them. To lead, in the context of the Social Age, is to hold power beyond a formal system alone, to lead … Continue reading

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Leading the Expedition: Navigating Social Leadership

Next week i start a series of three linked Webinars for newly remote teams: these will be free, and i will run them for four successive weeks on different timezones. Yesterday i shared the first one, ‘Packing your Backpack’, which … Continue reading

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Social Leadership in Practice: The Smallest Ways

I’ve recently taken to describing how we all, in small ways, degrade the system around us: through our actions, our limited vision, or the actions that hold us safe. We do this not because we are bad people, but rather … Continue reading

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Running a Storytelling Experiment for Social Leadership

The Social Leader will be a Storytelling Leader: not simply shaping and sharing their own narratives, but enabling, filtering, and amplifying, the stories that others tell. Specifically, they will understand the systemic nature of the Socially Dynamic Organisation, and the … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Renewal and Loss

Social Leadership represents a systemic approach, leadership within an ecosystem. But not leadership through hierarchy, formal authority, and sanction, but rather leadership through permission, consensus, and complex collaboration. It is not an alternative to more formal styles, but rather a … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Social Leadership and Community Research: Compassion

Just sharing some very early stage #WorkingOutLoud, as i complete the first of a series of four ‘gatherings’ in the NHS in Scotland. The sessions explore people’s experiences of ‘community’, their perceptions of ‘leadership’, and their ‘stories of dissent’. Through … Continue reading

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‘The Landscape of Stories’: A Social Leadership ‘Storytelling’ Certification

To be a Social Leader is to understand the power of stories, to be an authentic storyteller. Not just stories of consensus and agreement, not just easy stories, shared within our trusted tribe, about known subjects. But rather to understand … 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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Social Leadership Leaves: Tokens, Totems, Rituals, and Gift

I’m visiting my friend Imogen today, a wonderful potter, in her new studio, to discuss creating some Social Leadership leaves: these will be small ceramic pieces, representing the leaves of Social Leadership Trees, and carrying personal messages. These are pieces … Continue reading

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