Category Archives: Community

Community Building: Developing Vocabulary

Building an engaged Community probably requires us to consider two central ideas: firstly, that we do not actually ‘build’ it, and secondly, that there is no one ‘big’ thing to do. At best, we can create space for Community to … Continue reading

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Community Star: An Activity Tool

The Community Star is a simple tool to frame your actions around your core Community each day: these five areas are not specific actions, but rather shape the broad thrust of the action. For example, on a ‘smaller’ day you … Continue reading

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The Community Builder Action Cards: Prototype #1

The first prototypes of the Community Builder Action cards are ready. This is just a fun idea, based in pragmatic action: a deck of cards that can be played in small teams to prompt conversations, reflection, and action. I will … Continue reading

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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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