Author Archives: julianstodd

About julianstodd

Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the Social Age. I’ve written ten books, and over 2,000 articles, and still learning...

The Self You Choose

Our radical connectivity leaves us carrying a ‘self’ in many different spaces, but not necessarily the same ‘self’ into each. There are many views on how this works: some would claim that there is a ‘you’, a pilot that sits … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Illustrating ‘The Humble Leader’ Book

I’ve started on the illustrations for ‘The Humble Leader’ today: i am intending to create a series of lino cut images for the front cover and section headings. These will be based around the imagery that i have been sharing … Continue reading

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The Humble Leader

Today i completed the manuscript for ‘The Humble Leader’, a reflection on humility in Social Leadership. It’s structured as a series of standalone pieces, each of which consists a personal reflection, and some questions to ask of ourselves or others. … Continue reading

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Research and Writing for 2021

I have an ambitious programme of research and writing for 2021: ‘The Social Age Guidebook’ is high on the agenda (last year i worked through all ten main sections, and now all that remains is to rewrite the final five), … Continue reading

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To Build Gateways

As communities find their unity, they build their walls: the forces that bring us together also hold us apart. One role of Social Leaders is to build gateways, and to be mindful of how those gateways are guarded: it’s not … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: An Endless Weight

Quiet Leadership explores how, through the smallest of actions, we improve the system around us. It’s about leadership in the everyday, with humility, through kindness, fairness, and with grace. The final section, on ‘Grace’, is about a fluidity of style, … Continue reading

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Community Building: Space and Gateways

Just #WorkingOutLoud today to share two new illustrations around the Community Building work. This first one is about our role as Community Builders: it sits alongside a questions that asks which ‘self’ people can bring into a Community. It’s part … Continue reading

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3 Fragments of Writing About A Fractured Church

Here are three fragments of writing, connected through a conversation around acceptance, equality, inclusion, and the established church: i’m triggered to share these, with others that remain unpublished, by the experience of speaking to people excluded by the church because … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: How Do You Experience Fairness?

Part 3 of the Quiet Leadership work explores the notion of ‘fairness’: how do we experience it, who is responsible for it, and what are the tensions that act upon it? In the metaphor of the Organisation as Ecosystem, i … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Is Kindness A Friction Upon The System?

Part of Social Leadership is a willingness to look inwards: to take our assumptions and explore them from different angles and perspectives. Some of that reflective work we can do ourselves, whilst for other parts, to look into our shadow, … Continue reading

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