Category Archives: Community

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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The Social Age Safari: Shutting up Shop

Now that the Social Age Safari is complete, we are left with the task of capturing the story and closing the community. Much of the success of the event itself came through the tight choreography and carefully rehearsed facilitation. But … Continue reading

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Community Graffiti

Where do you turn when you need a graffiti artist? Today, i turned to the community, and within three hours i had twenty two. All recommendations from the community: validated, introduced, recommended. It’s not coincidence: we curate our communities, we … Continue reading

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Aspects of Social Leadership #3: Community

Another #WorkingOutLoud post today for two reasons: firstly, i’m finishing up the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook, so value sharing my thinking as i go, and secondly because i’ve spend the day in a workshop with a very … Continue reading

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San Francisco: Social Justice?

Unconscious or dead, the filthy, limp figure lay against the shopfront, stinking of alcohol and piss, curled over but swollen face still visible, hooded eyes screwed shut, beard filthy and ragged, features creased like an old cowboy with ruddy cheeks. … Continue reading

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Spaces, Places and Community

A place may be a space, but it’s not always a community. A community may be a place, but doesn’t have to occupy a particular space. A space may lack community and therefore fail to be a place at all. … Continue reading

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