Category Archives: Culture

Time

It’s a common feature of my conversations within a whole range of Organisations that people are busy: in fact, it’s consistently the #1 thing that people say that they need more of in order to learn, or to effect change. … Continue reading

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Building Culture

I’m off to Orlando today for the ATD Conference next week, where i’m sharing a session on ‘Building Culture’ with my friends over at Novartis. As i prepare for the session (it’s a long flight) i find myself thinking about … Continue reading

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Belonging

I’m running a workshop today around belonging: a value that we calculate for the varied spaces that we occupy, and which, when present, appears to give us something tangible and desired. We seek to belong, but exactly what we belong … Continue reading

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The Story of Culture

As part of #WorkingOutLoud on the new Storytelling work, today i am considering ‘The Story of Culture’. We talk about culture within Organisations as though it’a a ‘real’ thing, largely because we ‘see’ it around us, and we feel it … Continue reading

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Togetherness

I’ve spent this week together with some of my team, for the first time in two years. Indeed, for some of us it is the first time we have ever ‘met’. Together. Intellectually i feel certain we should be able … Continue reading

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Investment

One could argue that we have shifted to the Investment Organisation: one that no longer simply procures what it needs (people, things, ideas), but rather invests in the structures and individuals that create those things. Structures such as community, trust, … Continue reading

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Tides of Culture

Walking along the beach is a balance: the golden sand above all the but the highest of tides is soft and hard to walk on, but dry and warm. The lowest sand is damp and much firmer, easier to traverse, … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’ – Draft Structure

In the early stages of writing, i like to create a more visual map of the book: this is ‘behind the scenes’ really, to help me identify the core narrative, and ensure i do not miss out anything obvious! The … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on The Experimental Organisation

With ‘The Quiet Leadership Guidebook’ and ‘The Humble Leader’ books both in production, my main writing focus now turns to the interviews for ‘The Experimental Organisation’. In this work i will be exploring how Organisations learn to change: specifically, how, … Continue reading

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Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

A playful reflection on the window of opportunity that faces our Organisations as they emerge, slowly, from the Pandemic imposed model of remote. This model contrasts ‘where we look’, with ‘where we are moving’. Broadly, some Organisations are looking back: … Continue reading

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