Category Archives: Leadership

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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The Ladder to Leadership

Where does it start? You reply to the advert, get an interview, shortlisted and complete the psychometrics. You get the letter and go through induction, new starter, first team leadership role and finally management. A function, a department, a Division, … Continue reading

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A Framework for Fairness: Introduction

I’ve been working today to expand my ideas around ‘fairness’, what it means to factor being fair into leadership. I’ve been writing and drawing all day… it’s late… i’m not done yet… so in the spirit of #WorkingOutLoud, i’m sharing … Continue reading

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Fairness: doing what we know is right

Leadership is about many things, but for Social Leaders, a large component if to be fair. It’s not about what the rules tell us: it’s about what our hearts and souls tell us. Does that sound soft? Does that sound … Continue reading

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Global Perspectives on Social Leadership: Fairness

The Social Age is global: take the book. I wrote it in the UK, Philippines and US. Mainly in coffee shops. The typographer i found on Twitter. The printer was in Chelmsford, but the actual printing press was in Latvia … Continue reading

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