Category Archives: Equality

Failure in Social Leadership: a case study for Mozilla

When Brendan Eich, newly installed boss at Mozilla resigned this week after only a month in role, it was largely because of a failure by that organisation to recognise the realities of the Social Age and the importance of Social … Continue reading

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750: Equality

This is my 750th post here on the Learning Blog. I use these milestones for reflection. Over the last 3 years we’ve covered a lot of ground, and i could happily recap some of those themes, but instead i wanted … Continue reading

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Mentoring: a matter of Hope and Trust

I thought I’d got off at the wrong floor at first: the buzz of conversation was loud, even from the lift lobby. I was priding myself at having arrived early for the Mentoring event, thinking I’d have time to catch … Continue reading

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The Social Contract

My friend’s a retail manager. We were chatting about his role when he said “It’s a horrible company to work for: they don’t care if i leave because there are ten other people who will take my place“. I wonder … Continue reading

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Social legacy: Paris Brown and the right to learn

This isn’t a post about politics and policing: it’s a post about learning and the legacy of social media. The right to learn and the right to grow up. There’s been a scandal brewing in the UK over the last … Continue reading

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In the global workplace, whose rules apply? Tackling moral and ethical questions in social learning spaces

Homosexuality is illegal in around 70 countries around the world. Out of a total of around 195 recognised states, that’s about 36%. In the last year, i’ve worked on three projects around diversity and inclusion, the messaging being clear that … Continue reading

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Should access to learning be open to all? Meritocracy or equality in learning.

On what basis should organisations provide access to learning? Should it be meritocratic, whereby the most qualified and highly performing individuals get access to progressively more opportunities, advancing their way to the skills and behaviours needed in a homegrown leadership … Continue reading

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The Irrational Learner: doing things just because they feel right.

Driving to the station this morning, i commented to my colleague ‘i don’t like this road‘. What then ensued was a discussion of how we have some ‘favourite‘ roads and some that we just irrationally dislike. Not on any particular … Continue reading

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Diversity and Equality training in global organisations. The ethics and challenges of moral issues.

Everyone is equal. At least, in the eyes of the law. At least, in the Uk. Well, pretty much equal anyway. Or at least, we have been for the last few years. Unless you’re a woman of course. Or lesbian … Continue reading

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Is one too posh? Questions of class, race and stereotyping in video and e-learning.

I don’t have an accent. Lots of the people i work with do, but not me. Funny how that works really, how everyone else has an accent, but not you. Imagine my surprise when looking at a video for a … Continue reading

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