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.

Paternity

The blog will be on paternity leave for the next seven weeks. It’s time to focus on our growing family for a while. This year i have used this space to break apart ideas, and explore new aspects of the … Continue reading

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Imperfect Leadership – The Map

Last week i shared some early work around a new programme exploring ‘The Moral Leader’ – essentially this work considers ourselves as imperfect leaders within imperfect systems, and asks how we make the decisions that we make, and how we … Continue reading

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Self and System: Imperfect Leadership

How do we lead in complex and dynamic environments? Environments and contexts where the ‘right’ way forward is not always clear, or where there is apparently no right way at all. What guides our actions, and can we ever be … Continue reading

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The Moral Leader

Some people act with an utter clarity, certain in the virtue and right of their efforts. I am happy for them. Because i am imperfect. What if the correct path is not always clear? What if we have to do … Continue reading

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Doing What Is Right

Crossing my timelines this week have been some aphorisms about ‘doing what is right’. It’s a little like putting the horse before the cart. ‘Right’ is not an absolute value: it’s not like gravity, or a brick. It’s more relative … Continue reading

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Innovation: Synthesis and Elemental

This is the latest in a series of fragmentary pieces as i build vocabulary and ideas around Innovation. As such it is not intended as complete work, but rather the pieces which may inform later (and possibly complete!) work. Part … Continue reading

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Innovation at the Edges

Not everything happens at the centre, in those spaces that we know well, control fully, and feel comfortable within. Innovation may happen in the friction, through the cracks, at the edges. Synthesis, connection, discovery: application, iteration, evolution. The fracturing of … Continue reading

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Social Leadership Daily

I’ve created a new ‘Social Leadership Daily’ newsletter to provide a semi structured exploration of leadership in the context of the Social Age. It’s based on the idea of ‘60 seconds a day’: to answer a question, carry out a … Continue reading

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Reiterating Realms of Innovation

Reworking the ideas from earlier this week, this framework illustration adapts the ‘Realms and Filters’ that i shared yesterday. Instead of showing them in two rings, i am representing them on one plane. This work is really just conceptual right … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – Realms and Filters of Innovation

Building out from the work i shared yesterday, this piece starts to consider further aspects of Innovation: ‘Realms’ and ‘Filters’. The outer ring illustrates four Realms: the ‘Known’, the ‘Mistaken’, the ‘Unknown’ and the ‘Unknowable’. The inner ring illustrates three … Continue reading

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