Category Archives: Community

Exclusive Communities

Earlier this week i travelled by train, bus and car to visit a friend who lives out in one of the more remote communities. She runs a book club at her church. When she started it three years ago, there … Continue reading

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Developing Social Leadership: A Practical Guidebook

I have started work on the layout and design of a short new book called ‘Social Leadership: my first 100 days’. As the title suggests, it’s a practical guide that takes the ideas from the Social Leadership Handbook and build … Continue reading

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Our Shared Differences

I am fortunate in being able to visit many different countries, to be a guest in many different cultures. As one travels around the world one moves not only in miles and metres but also in culture and difference. My … Continue reading

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From One To Three Dimensions

From the outside of any culture, we project: we rely on stereotype, assumption, preconditioned knowledge and guesswork. It’s a one dimensional view. Immersed within it, we build out the other dimensions: we add depth and colour, nuance and detail. That’s … Continue reading

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The Futility of Peace

I have been reflecting on ‘types of power‘ recently, which has tipped me into thinking about peace. Some power is defined internally, by our ability to influence or command, whilst another type is defined in opposition: by holding the contrary … Continue reading

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Communities: A Story In Social Leadership

I’m giving a new presentation tomorrow around communities in Social Leadership, so today, I’m sharing something of a visual story around some of the new illustrations. We are surrounded by many people, some of whom we are connected to through … Continue reading

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Emergent Community

I’m using a series of pieces to explore aspects of the Socially Dynamic Organisation and, today, my thoughts have turned to culture and community. I often describe ‘community’ according to two principles: shared purpose and shared values. Shared purpose can … Continue reading

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