Category Archives: Change

Social Movements: Activism and Power

Society is a structure of codified power, reflected in the shadows of architecture, institution, and opportunity. It’s an unequal narrative traded in stories, and experienced through language, action, and inaction. The ways that things ‘just are’ are the ways that … Continue reading

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Making Waves: Leadership as a Social Movement

I’ve lived by the sea all my life, and love nothing more than to walk along the shoreline, with the waves breaking by my feet. It’s easy to imagine those same waves originating far out at sea, shaped by the … Continue reading

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This Book is Imperfect: The Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’ve just submitted the final text and illustrations to the designer for my next Social Age Guidebook, which explores ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’ as a new model of Organisational Design. I first started to share work around this idea in … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Sharing ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’

Today i’m sharing the introduction from my next Social Age Guidebook: it explores the Socially Dynamic Organisation, and represents a summary of my work around this area so far. There’s a strange feature of Organisations in that they cast a … Continue reading

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Slaying the Beast: Why Change Is Hard

Change is often thwarted not by outside factors, lack of budget, or too little time, but rather by the sheer momentum, mass, and nested power, of existing systems. Organisations act like a beast that demands it’s favourite food over and … Continue reading

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My New Book: Finding your Campfire – a Remote Working Survival Guide.

‘Finding your Campfire’ is about our journey out of the office, into the wilderness of remote work. The book is available as an eBook for free. It is arranged in three sections, which explore our individual challenges, the leadership perspective, … Continue reading

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Leading the Expedition: Navigating Social Leadership

Next week i start a series of three linked Webinars for newly remote teams: these will be free, and i will run them for four successive weeks on different timezones. Yesterday i shared the first one, ‘Packing your Backpack’, which … Continue reading

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Reflective Journal #1 – Strategic View of the Pandemic

This post does not form part of my normal work – hence not the usual graphics – and i was unsure about writing it at all, but decided to share as part of #WorkingOutLoud. As we collectively struggle to make … Continue reading

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The Dog Eats Strange Things

I ran a session with a group a couple of weeks ago, looking at practical aspects of modern learning design, and discussing how we drive change in practice throughout our Organisations. When we discussed the forces that can block change, … Continue reading

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The Porcelain Organisation [Domain to Dynamic Pt 4]

This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring the evolution of Organisations, from ‘Domain’ to ‘Dynamic’. In the early pieces we explored the origin and evolution of Organisations, how they evolved from an Industrial Age heritage, and built … Continue reading

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