Category Archives: Leadership

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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#WorkingOutLoud on Kindness

I am working on the design of the second week of the Quiet Leadership journey, which considers ‘kindness’. I have written about kindness quite frequently before, but this is my first attempt to consider it in a deliberately developmental way: … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: The Organisation as Ecosystem

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud to share more of the emerging illustrations from the Quiet Leadership work: this one explores the ‘Organisation as Ecosystem’, a theme i have circled around from a number of directions in my broader work, but which … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Degrading our Ecosystem

Every day, through small actions, we both enhance, and degrade, the ecosystem that we exist within: in the work on Quiet Leadership i consider the Organisation itself as an ecosystem, a forest, filled with trees and shrubs, streams and rivers, … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Things That We Give, Things That We Take

I am #WorkingOutLoud as i develop the writing around Quiet Leadership: an exploration of gentle actions that draw strength into our systems. Today i am considering the Organisation as an Ecosystem, and that in each day we take some things … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership – Invitation to Participate in 2021

I am about to start prototyping the new Quiet Leadership programme: i hope to run two full cohorts through before Christmas, on two different timezones. This work is experimental: a guided and reflective journey into leadership beyond heroes. It explores … Continue reading

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Prototyping Quiet Leadership

Over the last several months i have been sharing some new work around Quiet Leadership: it’s about our individual actions and mindset, and the ways that we weave strength into the social system. It’s a view of leadership beyond heroes: … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Strength Through Connection

This is my fourth iteration of language around Quiet Leadership, as i find my vocabulary and metaphors to shape this work. It’s an exploration of how individuals act within systems, and the ways that we find strength by making, and … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Growth

Does your power promote growth? How often is the effect of our power experienced as space to grow, or as ivy that chokes out the light? Our intention is not enough: it is the action that counts, but we are … Continue reading

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An Organisation of Marketplaces

As part of my #FutureWork series i have been exploring the idea of Organisational Marketplaces: an evolution away from pure allocation and control towards a model of investment and opportunity. In this piece i will explore two manifestations of this, … Continue reading

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