Category Archives: Global

Creating the Social Age: organisational and individual responsibility

The Social Age defines the new nature of work: no longer defined by time and place, but instead existing in the grey space between formal and informal, facilitated by networks and technology. The very nature of the relationship between organisations … Continue reading

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8 behaviours of Social Leadership

I started exploring the traits of the Social Leader yesterday and wanted to follow up with some further thoughts today. The Social Leader can navigate formal and informal spaces with ease, equally at home engaging online as in person. The … Continue reading

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Communicating

I’m writing in the apartment in Amsterdam today, up on the fourth floor, looking out over the city. It’s a bright day, clear views. This morning i’ve been communicating with colleagues in the UK, the US, Germany, Ireland and Asia. … Continue reading

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Inequality: can we afford to leave anyone behind?

The thing about travelling is that it broadens your perspective, it gives you views you never had when you stood still. Whilst travelling by train through Europe at the weekend, a friend commented that she’d never realised how restrictive her … Continue reading

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Learning culture: welcome to the revolution

I’ve written before about learning culture: i’m particularly interested in understanding how it’s created, how it evolves and who owns it. Does the culture belong to the organisation or the individuals within it? Historically, organisations have owned infrastructure (offices, technology, … Continue reading

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There’s no point in knowledge if you don’t share it: collaboration and generosity in the social age

What’s the point in knowledge if you don’t share it? Collaboration and generosity are what drive innovation and engagement and yet organisations are often obsessed with hiding things away, with tucking their stories out of sight behind paywalls and firewalls, … Continue reading

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The more i learn the less i know. Why we learn

We have within us a hunger to learn. It’s rare that our curiosity can’t be piqued. This morning as i made breakfast there was an interview on the radio with a structural engineer who specialises in digging tunnels. He was … Continue reading

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