Category Archives: Agile

The New Work

When we sat exams at school, there was a little ritual at the start where everyone unpacked their pencil case: ink cartridges, sharpeners and a collection of mascots, in my case, a plastic dinosaur i think. My first office job … Continue reading

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Agile working: baby not required

Laura came to visit us at SeaSalt today. She bought her MacBook, her mobile phone, a notepad and pencil (retro) and her baby. He joined us for our meeting, sitting at the table, staring at me intently when i drifted … Continue reading

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Agility

What is agility? It’s about QUESTIONING everything. Just because you did it that way yesterday doesn’t mean we should do it that way tomorrow. In the Social Age, change is constant. Doing what you always did won’t work anymore. Question … Continue reading

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Healthcare radicals: momentum for change

I’ve been talking today with a community who are becoming change agents: disruptive healthcare radicals who are trying to upset the status quo and drive reform through action. They are uniting around common values, around models for change, around the … Continue reading

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Mapping the Social Age: the ecosystem of change

As i work on the book about the Social Age, i’ve spent some time charting the ecosystem of change. Change is constant, and not just in one area. Driven by technology, in a context of wider social change, everything is … Continue reading

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The gamble of talent management

A house built on sand is never a good idea: i’ve been thinking about talent management programmes today and it’s triggered me to revisit notions around the changing nature of work and the need to be magnetic to talent. It’s … Continue reading

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Reputation in Social Leadership: a first draft

The NET Model of Social Leadership defines a style of leadership suitable for the Social Age. It consists of three Dimensions: Narrative (which covers ‘Curation‘, ‘Storytelling‘ and ‘Sharing‘), Engagement (which looks at ‘Community‘, ‘Reputation‘ and ‘Authority‘), and Technology (which explores … Continue reading

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A Valentine of loves and loss

A day for love, but not everyone feels it: whilst some people struggle to open their doors for piles of cards, others wait idly by for the postman, destined to spend the night alone. Which is what i’ll be doing … Continue reading

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In the Social Age, who structures your career? What should you learn?

Some journeys are easy: you get on one train and sit for hours until you reach the destination. Others, substantially more difficult: multiple changes, some at tiny stations where you’re sat in the rain for half an hour, then a … Continue reading

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Perpetual beta: Learning about Learning Technology

Harold Jarche talks about work in ‘perpetual beta‘. It’s a great subversive notion: ‘we’re not there yet‘. When Google launched, for a number of years it’s logo showed ‘beta‘ underneath: a business still exploring, taking software notions of community testing … Continue reading

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