Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

A learning and development professional specialising in e-learning and learning technology.

Technology As Control #WorkingOutLoud

Another #WorkingOutLoud post today as i continue writing the book: this is about ‘Technology’ being applied as a mechanism of control. It’s part of the ’16 Resistors of Change’. I share this, unedited, typos and all, as i’m trying to … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud On The Dynamic Change Book

I’ve put this week fully aside as i work towards completing a first draft (alpha, early stage, preliminary and suitably caveated) manuscript of the next book, which is about organisational change in the Social Age. It may be called the … Continue reading

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Disrupting Power

I am writing today about power, about different forms of power, and the structures that it is held within. This relates to a number of strands of work that I’m exploring at the moment, from resilience, to Social Leadership, and … Continue reading

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Curation in Social Leadership [part 2]

Yesterday I started to expand out some of the ideas around Curation in Social Leadership. I discussed how Social Leadership is a style of leadership suited to the Social Age: it’s contextual and consensual and founded within our communities. I … Continue reading

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Curation in Social Leadership [part 1]

Social Leadership describes a type of authority that applies in communities, outside of formal hierarchy, and based upon our reputation, earned over time. It’s not an alternative to formal leadership, it’s complimentary to it: but it’s reach extends where formal … Continue reading

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A Legacy Of Tinted Earth

Memory is a story we evolve over time, writing and rewriting as age, detail and perspective change. Our memory is not perfect, but rather a narrative of coherence, a literary attempt to stitch together divergent aspects of our observed world. … Continue reading

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The Tension Between Formal And Social Leadership

Organisations need strong formal leadership: the things we have always done, the power we have always used. Leadership within a hierarchy, under the sanction of the organisation itself. An expression of authority based upon position and absolute control. They still … Continue reading

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