Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.

Social Leadership Daily

Alongside the blog, i have also recently started to publish a daily practitioner newsletter called ‘Social Leadership Daily’ – it’s a focussed sixty seconds a day for a question, reflection, or action, and it’s just turned 100 days old. This … Continue reading

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Illustrating ‘Power and Potential’

Yesterday was a rather unsatisfactory day, my first working on illustrations for ‘Social Leadership: Power and Potential’. This is not uncommon: illustrating a book is a little like finding a voice in that sometimes you have to search around a … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Power and Potential #3 – Fear

In a couple of weeks time i am guiding two cohorts through a prototype of the new work on ‘Power and Potential’: this is presented as an Enquiry Framework, sixteen guided questions through which to explore the nature and shape … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Power and Potential #2

Yesterday i shared part of the writing around ‘Power’ that i’m pulling together for a new programme called ‘Social Leadership – Power and Potential’ – i’m prototyping this work with a Pharma company leadership cohort in February, and building out … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Power and Potential

Early next month i’m delivering the prototype of a new Leadership programme called ‘Social Leadership: Power and Potential’. It explores the nature and extent of our power through sixteen questions, across four sections. Today, as part of #WorkingOutLoud on the … Continue reading

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Research and Publication Schedule 2022

I typically map out a broad structure for the year, whilst remaining willing to deviate as curiosity carries me: today i’m sharing a broad structure of my key research and publication for 2022, with the caveat that it’s incomplete and … Continue reading

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The Delusion of Productivity

I have come to realise that many of the supposed mechanisms of productivity and connection provided to me through technology are, in fact, the opposite. I fear that the suites of tools and features that allow me to work from … Continue reading

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2021 Review

This is the final blog post of 2021: in this, my primary reflective space, i’ve written around 50,000 words this year, and shared about 180 illustrations, all as part of #WorkingOutLoud. In 2021 i have deliberately given myself more freedom … Continue reading

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The State and Social Change

Change happens at the intersection of systems: sometimes through negotiation, sometimes neglect, sometimes conflict. Today i am #WorkingOutLoud building out some thinking around Social Movements and the evolution of the Dominant Narrative. That term, the ‘Dominant Narrative’ is one that … Continue reading

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Investment

One could argue that we have shifted to the Investment Organisation: one that no longer simply procures what it needs (people, things, ideas), but rather invests in the structures and individuals that create those things. Structures such as community, trust, … Continue reading

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