Category Archives: Kindness

Quiet Leadership Research: Kindness

This is the second in a series of 4 pieces sharing a very early interpretation of the global data from the Quiet Leadership Research: the sample sizes are still very small but i have two more cohorts running right now, … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: With Kindness

This week i am sharing extracts from the Quiet Leadership Guidebook as i write it: the book is based around 8 questions that you can use as a foundation for conversations with others. This section considers one of the questions, … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Where Are We Kindest?

Sharing another section from ‘The Quiet Leadership Guidebook’ as i develop this work: this piece is a rewrite of some previous work on the ways that Kindness may be unevenly distributed. If we stand together, in the Board Room, and … Continue reading

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Kindness

If kindness is a social currency, then it is not evenly distributed between us all: we tend to spend it, invest it, hold it, within a network of broader social ties. We tend to be more kind to those who … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Is Kindness A Friction Upon The System?

Part of Social Leadership is a willingness to look inwards: to take our assumptions and explore them from different angles and perspectives. Some of that reflective work we can do ourselves, whilst for other parts, to look into our shadow, … Continue reading

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Reach Out In Kindness

I realise i am writing a series of posts about culture, kindness, and the costs of isolation: this was not an intentional theme, but i guess a result of both exhaustion and sense of vulnerability. I have really focussed my … Continue reading

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To Carry the Weight

Change is to carry a heavy weight: we can theorise, conceptualise, plan and direct, but none of that activity breaks a sweat and forms a blister. To drive change comes at a cost, and someone will have to bear it. … Continue reading

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The Intent of Kindness

To act in kindness is to help others, not for your own benefit, but solely for theirs. Or so thought Aristotle, one of many social commentators who has professed a view. In the context of a reputation economy, i guess … Continue reading

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Shadow of a Person

I recognise in myself that i do not treat the people i see sleeping on the street equally: sometimes i ignore them, sometimes i try to give a kind word, sometimes i buy them a cup of tea (which is … Continue reading

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A Great Surprise: Thank You

With great surprise, i was very flattered and somewhat humbled to receive the ‘Services to Learning’ award from the Learning Performance Institute in London last night. Surprised, as it came out of the blue, and humbled because i feel my … Continue reading

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