Category Archives: Engagement

Reflecting on Engagement in the Social Age

The Social Age is a time of constant change: evolving technology, the new nature of work, the rise of social communities and the democratisation of creativity being just some of the most visible facets. The old social contract is broken: … Continue reading

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The Loci of Engagement

I’ve talked to Cath about this before: does she describe herself as a musician, or something else? She doesn’t really earn her living from it, although it’s what her life is all about. Do i describe myself as a writer? … Continue reading

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Engagement and Silence

Often in Social Learning we are aiming to generate engagement within our communities, but it’s easy to get caught up in the ride and think we are successful when people start to speak. Engagement isn’t just about hearing from a … Continue reading

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The ecosystem of the Social Age: working, learning and engagement

I’ve been reflecting on the wider ecosystem of the Social Age this week, prompted by several conversations. We have seen, in the last decades, a fundamental shift in the nature of work and the concepts of employment and career. There’s … Continue reading

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The value of meeting up: the changing nature of work

Last night gave the chance for a quiet drink with my brother in the Anchor pub. We’re on holiday together, with the family, but this was the first opportunity to catch up alone. The subject turned to the ways we … Continue reading

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The core skills of the social leader: Explaining the NET Model

Having spent some time exploring the three Dimensions of social leadership, today, for the first time, I wanted to present the three Dimensions and nine components in full, as well as look at the conceptual design [it turns out circles … Continue reading

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Clear stories

The summer always brings festivals: a chance to hear music that one knows and loves as well as to discover new talent. This evening, i’ve been to a gig in Hoxton by Evening Hymns, a Canadian artist, performing tracks from … Continue reading

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