Category Archives: Authority

Future of HR: Guided Not Governed

There’s a key phrase i use in the core illustrations around the Socially Dynamic Organisation: that it’s ‘guided‘, not ‘governed‘. This harks back to the core need for change: we must dismantle the Victorian legacy of accreted power that plagues … Continue reading

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Disrupting Power

I am writing today about power, about different forms of power, and the structures that it is held within. This relates to a number of strands of work that I’m exploring at the moment, from resilience, to Social Leadership, and … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – The False Comfort of Category Errors

Sharing the outputs from another early stage writing session around the Dynamic Response Framework: it’s a piece of more academic writing i’m doing for the IITSEC Conference for a paper entitled ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’. The premise … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy

A very early stage #WorkingOutLoud post today as i start work on a more academic paper entitled ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’. I’m not going to get into much detail here, but the notion of ‘black swan’ events, … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Social Age: Authenticity

In the Map of the Social Age, ‘Authenticity’ is special location. It’s special because it’s hard to find. Authenticity is almost intangible, and yet easy to spot when it’s missing. It gives you nothing in return, and yet without it … Continue reading

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Change Curve: Lighthouses

The flickering beam of light in the darkness would have been the cause of celebration for many a sailor: a lighthouse, projecting it’s location many miles out to sea, carrying both direction and hope. Lighthouses are tall, strongly built to … Continue reading

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Change Curve: Grounding your Authenticity

The Change model i’ve been exploring over the past few months outlines three manifestations of change within an organisation: they can be ‘Resistant‘ to it, ‘Constrained‘ by it, or become ‘Dynamic‘. To start the journey to Dynamic, we start by … Continue reading

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