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.

Kindness

I’m guiding another Open Cohort through the Quiet Leadership work tonight: in the second session we consider ‘Kindness’ and the ways that we spend this social currency. Kindness is interesting: most people believe that it is important to be kind, … Continue reading

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Transpose

My son loves to draw: predominantly tractors and steam trains, but at two years old i’m allowing a limited repertoire. On holiday i few weeks ago i found myself rummaging around in a cupboard for some paper for him to … Continue reading

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Capability: Plug and Play or Plant and Grow?

It’s easy to think of an Organisation as a structure that we must plug people into – domains and hierarchy trick us into this view. This will give us one type of capability: a known one, a predictable one. A … Continue reading

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Learning: Goldrush

Sooner or later, someone will strike gold: our Organisational relationship with learning is being mined from many different directions, and one assumes that at some point we will hit the paydirt. What are these directions? We are evolving the TYPE … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Context, Practice, and Evolution of Organisational Learning

I’m starting to finalise some of the structure around my reworking/graffiti of my core work on learning: on the plus side, i feel that i am finding the edges of this work, but on the downside, i am unsure it … Continue reading

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A Sketch on Learning Leadership

Coming back from two weeks holiday, i wanted to jump back into writing with a perfectly formed idea: instead, i have only this. A sketch so imperfect that i am loathe to share it. It’s a sketch of a learning … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Learning Science

I stumbled back across my illustrations for the Learning Science Guidebook today, and experienced two feelings in rapid succession. Firstly, i thought that some of the work actually looked quite good, and felt a renewed urge to get it out … Continue reading

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The Steps You Take Today

If Organisations describe their cultural transformation as a journey of 10,000 steps, then Quiet Leadership is the first three of those, but the ones that you take today. Quiet Leadership is a model of leadership through the smallest of actions, … Continue reading

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Radial Concepts

Some things are concrete, whilst others are wisps of ideas: confusion may arise when we confuse the two. One reason for this confusion is the elasticity of the language that we use to describe things. Some words mean a thing, … Continue reading

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Organisations That Experiment

This is very early stage #WorkingOutLoud as i conduct the initial research for the book on ‘Experimenting Organisations’. So early stage that it may barely be worth reading, but i am finding it useful to rapidly iterate the structure of … Continue reading

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