Category Archives: Foundations

The Price of Gratitude

I wrote a ‘thank you’ note today, digging my fountain pen out of the drawer to do so. It took me back to a previous era (one in which i used my fountain pen often enough that i did not … Continue reading

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The myth of history: why organisational culture is our problem

I keep coming back to culture this week: i’ve had so many people kindly sharing their thoughts and feedback that i can’t put it down. Today, i want to think about heritage and history vs co-creation and current activity. When … Continue reading

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Performance in Social Leadership

As i work this week to flesh out the NET Model of Social Leadership, my thoughts turn increasingly to ‘Performance’. Specifically i’m thinking about how we rehearse and embed behaviours, it’s about the transition from abstract formal learning into changed … Continue reading

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The 3rd Dimension of Social Leadership: Technology

I’ve been exploring the NET Model of Social Leadership, which looks at three Dimensions: Narrative, Engagement and Technology. Narrative forms the 1st Dimension: it’s about curation, storytelling and sharing, about strategies for information and knowledge management. It’s about interpretation: the … Continue reading

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The 2nd Dimension of Social Leadership: Engagement in the NET Model

In a new series of articles, i’m outlining the NET Model of Social Leadership, which covers three dimensions: Narrative, Engagement and Technology. NET is a comprehensive model that looks at the skills and behaviours that Social Leaders need in the … Continue reading

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A six stage methodology for learning. Part 2 – Context

Yesterday i introduced my six stage Learning Methodology: today, i want to look at the first part in more detail. Context. Context is about the contract between learner and organisation: it’s where we ask people to invest their time and … Continue reading

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4 facets of learning culture: creation, ownership, technology and change

I’m interested in culture: how it’s formed, who owns it, who creates it, how it reacts to change, how it works in global social learning spaces. Culture is the foundations and the wallpaper: it influences us, grounds us, gives us … Continue reading

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