Category Archives: Culture

An Organisation of Marketplaces

As part of my #FutureWork series i have been exploring the idea of Organisational Marketplaces: an evolution away from pure allocation and control towards a model of investment and opportunity. In this piece i will explore two manifestations of this, … Continue reading

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#FutureWork [Pt 3] – Qualifications into Capability

Jo enjoyed talking to grandad about the old days, when he had a career, although she was secretly glad not to have had one herself. The idea of doing all your education at the start without really knowing what ‘work’ … Continue reading

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One Voice

One voice can shout loudly, or can embolden others. One voice can craft a story, or enable others to craft theirs. One voice can dominate, or use it’s power to create space for others. Social Leadership is not about owning … Continue reading

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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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Certainty

Today i am sharing one of the first sections of the ‘Social Age Guidebook’ text: this extract forms one of the ten ‘landmarks’ that we explore through the book and concerns our own ‘certainty’ as to how things just are. … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Scale of Leadership

This week i have been playing around with some work around the scale of Organisations, and how they can grow, whilst remaining ‘small’. This illustration is one of a series that consider how different aspects of the Organisation scale: comparing … 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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Social Leadership: How Trust Binds

The Social fabric of our Organisations and broader society is bound together by multiple forces, trust being one of them. To lead, in the context of the Social Age, is to hold power beyond a formal system alone, to lead … Continue reading

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This Book is Imperfect: The Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’ve just submitted the final text and illustrations to the designer for my next Social Age Guidebook, which explores ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’ as a new model of Organisational Design. I first started to share work around this idea in … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Sharing ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’

Today i’m sharing the introduction from my next Social Age Guidebook: it explores the Socially Dynamic Organisation, and represents a summary of my work around this area so far. There’s a strange feature of Organisations in that they cast a … Continue reading

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