Category Archives: Leadership

The 3 Levels of Narrative: The Organisational Story

We’ve arrived at the top level of narrative: the Organisational story. I’ve been sharing a framework for storytelling that can be used in the design of Social Learning or across other aspects of the Social Age, such as Change, or … Continue reading

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Humility in Leadership

It strikes me that those things which used to be peripheral can become central: those things which used to be soft can become hard. There used to be words like ‘competition‘, ‘performance‘ and ‘leadership‘, which were testosterone laden and associated … Continue reading

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The Leadership We Need

What got us to this point may not get us to the next: leadership in the Social Age will be different from that of the Knowledge one. Key facets of the Social Leader are humility, fairness, collaboration, an understanding of … Continue reading

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Six Tenets of Social Leadership

Social Leadership is a style fit for the Social Age: it’s about building social authority, reputation based leadership that is consensual by the community. It’s complimentary to formal leadership but vital at a time when formal authority delivers a diminished … Continue reading

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A Guide to Developing Social Leadership

Formal authority is bestowed by the organisation: codified in position within a hierarchy. It’s the power and influence of last resort, backed up by “because i told you so“. Social authority, by contrast, is granted by the community, founded upon … Continue reading

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A Year of Learning

Writing is both a compulsion and a pleasure: taking two weeks off was almost a challenge. But a change is good and two weeks away from work has given me time for both relaxation and refreshment (both of the soul … Continue reading

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The Leadership Myth

The early days in a formal leadership role are important: it’s where we set the foundations of our aura. It’s where we define what we will be doing and what is most certainly out of our remit. It’s where we … Continue reading

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