Category Archives: Community

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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The Social Age Guidebook Series: Free Action Focussed Resources

Over the last two years i have published six Guidebooks in the Social Age series: they’ve formed a clear attempts to carry work forward from the blog into a more developed, and action focussed, format. Broadly speaking, each takes an … Continue reading

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Slaying the Beast: Why Change Is Hard

Change is often thwarted not by outside factors, lack of budget, or too little time, but rather by the sheer momentum, mass, and nested power, of existing systems. Organisations act like a beast that demands it’s favourite food over and … Continue reading

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The Walls of Community

As a Community forms, it grows to be coherent, building out shared language, rituals, artefacts of power, identity, sometimes purpose and values. And as it does so, it can become increasingly exclusive, identity led, silencing, and monocultural. There is no … Continue reading

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What Kind of Community Builder Will You Be?

In the Social Age, our Communities make us stronger, if we are willing to invest in their strength, and hold the humility to listen. In the work i recently published in the ‘Community Builder Guidebook’, i talked about the underlying … Continue reading

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The Society We Deserve

The society we desire may not be the society that we deserve: the first is a projection in our minds, and the second is the result of our actions. If we focus our efforts on delivering value within our Organisations, … Continue reading

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The Cost is Carried by One

Our enforced separation and remoteness carries a cost to Organisations, but a greater cost to Communities. Some people will thrive, whilst others will fall silent. It’s likely that we will see broad inequality in the price that is paid. At … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Remote Working Survival Guide

I am working flat out to write the Guidebook to go alongside the ‘Finding your Campfire’ webinars. Through this week i will be #WorkingOutLoud to share my progress. Today, part of the first chapter, on ‘Packing your Backpack’. Please note … Continue reading

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Finding your Campfire: Creating your Space

This is an extract from the work i will be sharing this week as part of the ‘Finding your Campfire’ series of webinars. This is new work, pulled together over the last few days, as a free offering to any … Continue reading

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