Category Archives: Book

On the process of writing

The last couple of weeks i’ve focussed on writing for the new ‘Handbook of Social Leadership‘. It’s based around the ideas i’ve first shared in this blog space and, yesterday, i completed the first draft. Which probably means i’m about … Continue reading

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Collaboration in Social Leadership: extract from the new book

As i finish the first draft this week of my new ‘Handbook for Social Leadership‘, i’m sharing extracts of the text as i write. This is part of #WorkingOutLoud and, selfishly, helps me maintain momentum and energy as i get … Continue reading

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Extract from the new book: Social Capital in Social Leadership

I’m working on the final two chapter of the first draft of my new ‘Handbook for Social Leadership‘. I shared a few sections last week and, today, sharing a chunk from the chapter on Social Capital: this is an area … Continue reading

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Extract from Handbook for Social Leadership: Co-Creation

I’m writing all this week, trying to finish the first draft of the ‘Handbook for Social Leadership’. As usual, i’m sharing extracts as i write: this is neither complete, not proofed, very much riddled with my notes and mistakes, but … Continue reading

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Working on the Social Leadership Handbook

Just short posts this week: i’m in the Philippines working on a first draft of the Social Leadership Handbook. True to the principles of the Social Age, it will be an agile draft: likely updated each year (we do, after … Continue reading

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Finding a good book

I’m an unashamed bibliophile, unable to resist the lure of a new book on pretty much any subject. My bookshelves groan under the weight and, somewhat surprisingly seeing my digital heritage, i rarely buy eBooks or read longform online. The … Continue reading

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Longevity, expertise and position: the subversive power of reputation

Working today on Chapter 2 of the new book, ‘Learning and working in the Social Age‘. Sharing here the start of a section on how reputation, forged in communities, subverts more formal models of power and authority. The links will … Continue reading

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The first life on earth. A book by Me

My first book was an adventurous tome, not a story about goblins or spiders, no Teletubbies or Tank Engines, no, my first book was no less than the story of how Life came about on Earth. Don’t let my crayon … Continue reading

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Storytelling in Social Leadership – a first draft

We need a new style of leadership for the Social Age: a style that is based upon our ability to collaborate and share within communities, to create meaning in the moment, to build our personal reputation and rely on this … Continue reading

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The reason for reflection

I’m on holiday this week, trying to avoid all but essential work, but also trying to finish the third article exploring Social Leadership (which doesn’t count as work!). I also took a look at the Blog stats and realised how … Continue reading

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