Category Archives: Leadership

Leading at the Intersection: Challenge and Opportunity

Social Leadership describes a form of leadership at the intersection of formal and social systems: as our Organisations become increasingly blurred, multi-dimensional, with less distinction between the ‘owned’ and ‘influenced’, more permeable, fluid in organisation, or simply fearful or desperate, … Continue reading

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Human[KIND]

My work over the last two years has involved diving quite deeply into the ‘Social Currencies’ that bind together (or drive apart) our social context. This is a world governed by gut instinct, feeling, the things we ‘believe’ or hope … Continue reading

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Accountability

When seeking to win, it’s important to understand the location, and nature, of the finish line. Too easily we have come to accept that the market provides the illumination for this, that the finish line is painted in dollars and … Continue reading

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‘The Humble Leader’ book on Kickstarter

There are just three days left to support my new book, ‘The Humble Leader’ over on Kickstarter: this is a guided reflection in Social Leadership, considering the role of humility in our practice. It’s a small and beautiful hard back … Continue reading

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‘The Humble Leader’ book launches today

My new book, ‘The Humble Leader’ launches today. Through nine chapters it forms an exploration of what humility means, how it is judged, what it gives us, and what is the cost. It’s not a book of theory or models, … Continue reading

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Countdown to The Humble Leader

My next book, ‘The Humble Leader’ will be published via a Kickstarter campaign from 25th May. This is a little different from the usual publication route, which partly reflects the interest i have had in this work. The book has … Continue reading

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The Power of a Leader

I’ve been revisiting the Social Leadership ‘Power and Potential’ enquiry framework today, as part of a session exploring ‘the point of a leader’. Is the role of a leader to put energy into a system, or to create space for … Continue reading

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Holding Our Values

This week i’ve been exploring ‘values’, from both an individual and Organisational perspective. I’ve tried to break down the relationship between the narrative of ‘values’ and the practical actions that we take, and to consider whether it’s even possible to … Continue reading

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Six Seconds

As part of an expanding body of work around values, i want to use today to explore ‘values’ in action, around six seconds of detail. The six seconds in question are length of time removed by Warner Bros from the … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Values

Today is a tour through ‘values’: the ones we hold ourselves, the ones that Organisations talk about, and the ways that they impact, or fail to impact, into our everyday action. Most people believe that they have values, and if … Continue reading

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