Category Archives: Community

Prototyping the Community Builder Action Cards

The second book i wrote about Social Leadership is called ‘My 1st 100 Days’: it does not deal with the overarching concept, or a detailed model, but rather is centred around ‘action days’, and activities that take less than five … Continue reading

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Community and Biscuits

Some time ago i wrote about the popup coffee stall at my local station: at that time, i was exploring ideas of Community, and the relationship to space. Since then, the coffee stall has evolved, out of a van, through … Continue reading

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Pushing Uphill

Central to an understanding of social systems is that simply pushing harder is unlikely to impart momentum: you cannot push a community into a new space, or push it to amplify your message. Indeed, to understand stories, power, and coherence, … Continue reading

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Community Firmament

I think i would put today’s writing firmly in the speculative space: i am thinking about how Communities operate within Formal Organisations, and prototyping a new language around it. But i do not expect this to be ‘right’ yet. It’s … Continue reading

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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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