Category Archives: Change

The Control of Consequence

‘Consequence’ is a dominant force that acts upon us: our sense of ‘formal’ consequence, that which is applied by and within the hierarchy, and ‘social’ consequence, that which is applied by our community itself. Of the two, i suspect that … Continue reading

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The Building Blocks

Our formal organisations are built in familiar ways: we assemble functional teams, buy them computers, put a roof over their heads, connect them through technology, and hold them safe with rules. These are the building blocks that delivered the Industrial … Continue reading

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From The Ruins Of The Old

It’s possible that we are destined to fail, that our organisations will crumble, that the pace of change the Social Age demands will simply be too much for our creaking hierarchies to handle. Not every organisation will fail, but maybe … Continue reading

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The Ownership of Stories. #WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Change Handbook’

The ownership and control of stories within organisations can be a factor of ‘Resistance’ to change. I’ve just rewritten this section of the manuscript for ‘The Change Handbook’, to explore the question of ‘ownership’ in more detail. Some of you … Continue reading

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Collective Capability

I’ve been in Amsterdam today, discussing leadership and change: our conversation turned to power, and how established power, codified strength, can be the very thing that holds us static, that resists change. This dichotomy is a struggle: when our strength … Continue reading

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Understanding ‘Stasis’ in Change. A #WorkingOutLoud Post

I’ve cut another 500 words from ‘The Change Handbook’ today, as i try to nibble away at the final stages of writing. I’m sharing a section today which explores ‘stasis’, one aspect of ‘Resistance’ that relates to the way that … Continue reading

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Biting the Bullet: ‘Control as a Resister of Change’

For all my talk of finishing ‘The Change Handbook’ (which i have been promising for a year…), i have failed to make much progress. Possibly i scared myself off: the manuscript is 82,000 words, and i want it to be … Continue reading

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