Category Archives: Community

To Build Gateways

As communities find their unity, they build their walls: the forces that bring us together also hold us apart. One role of Social Leaders is to build gateways, and to be mindful of how those gateways are guarded: it’s not … Continue reading

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Community Building: Space and Gateways

Just #WorkingOutLoud today to share two new illustrations around the Community Building work. This first one is about our role as Community Builders: it sits alongside a questions that asks which ‘self’ people can bring into a Community. It’s part … Continue reading

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Which Self Do You Bring To The Community?

This week i am building out the work around Communities, exploring how we join them, build them, or are excluded from them. When we join a Community, we bring our ‘self’ into that space. But which ‘self’ do we bring? … Continue reading

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Communities Have Gates

Just #WorkingOutLoud today to share some of the new illustrations around the Community Builder work. This work builds of that which i have previously published in the Community Guidebook. In this new iteration, i consider what we build our Communities … Continue reading

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Revisiting ‘Community’

This week i am revisiting the body of work that makes up the Community Builder Certification: it’s the work that grew out of the Community Builder Guidebook, and is now into it’s third iteration. As usual, for the first and … Continue reading

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#FutureWork [Pt 4] – Office into Ecosystem

I am writing a series of essays exploring #FutureWork: these are fragments of thought, not presented and ‘answers’, but rather provocations for conversation. Today i am sharing a piece which considers what work will look like when the Office fully … Continue reading

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Landmarks of the Social Age #3 – Community

As part of #WorkingOutLoud, I’m sharing a new draft of the chapter on ‘Community’ from the upcoming Social Age Guidebook. I position the ‘Social’ Age as being built upon the foundations of the ‘Digital’ one. Not in any sense to … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Social Learning Designer as Architect

I’m half way through facilitating a two day workshop on Social Learning design: these types of day are pretty full on, so writing at the end of the day is daunting. As part of #WorkingOutLoud, i just wanted to share … Continue reading

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Space and Power

Around the world, spaces lie empty: University and Organisational campuses, Head Offices, Industrial Parks and Innovation Spaces. Their populations have not disappeared, but rather dispersed: home working, connected by technology, remote, but not apart. But not together in the same … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Communities and Social Movements

I’m talking to a group this week about the ways we can build stronger and more just societies through social movements and the support of peace building communities. This post is based around the three questions that they have posed, … Continue reading

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