Category Archives: Community

Silencing Voices

We live within busy systems: spaces filled with static, discourse, and noise. Through this fog we seek meaning: validation of views, membership and belonging, knowledge and clarity. But not all voices are equal, and not all voices are equally heard. … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Prototype Community Diagnostic

i’m working this week on a Community Diagnostic, aimed to visualise a profile of a Community. The first iteration will have circa 100 questions, and is likely to be a rough affair, as it consolidates several earlier efforts. In these … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Community Diagnostic

I’m consolidating several previous bodies of work into a new iteration of a Community Diagnostic as part of my broader work around building engaged communities: It will provide insight into, and visualisation of, a single Learning Community, as well as … Continue reading

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Launching ‘The Community Builder Guidebook’

As you may have noticed, i’ve not been writing for the last month, as i’m off on paternity leave, but today i am returning to the keyboard to share my newest Social Age book, ‘The Community Builder Guidebook’. This is … Continue reading

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Prototyping ‘The Trust Workshop’

I’m running the first prototype of a new workshop around ‘The Landscape of Trust’ today: the research project is now just over two years old, and continues to grow, and i had always intended for there to be three layers … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Dissonance: Communities of Difference and the Limitations of Consensus

We come together in communities, but are driven apart by our differences: in a systemic view of change, we may need to create the conditions for, and opportunity to, both agree, and dissent. It is unlikely that we will achieve … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Social Leadership and Community Research: Compassion

Just sharing some very early stage #WorkingOutLoud, as i complete the first of a series of four ‘gatherings’ in the NHS in Scotland. The sessions explore people’s experiences of ‘community’, their perceptions of ‘leadership’, and their ‘stories of dissent’. Through … Continue reading

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