Category Archives: Leadership

Imperfect Leadership – The Map

Last week i shared some early work around a new programme exploring ‘The Moral Leader’ – essentially this work considers ourselves as imperfect leaders within imperfect systems, and asks how we make the decisions that we make, and how we … Continue reading

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Self and System: Imperfect Leadership

How do we lead in complex and dynamic environments? Environments and contexts where the ‘right’ way forward is not always clear, or where there is apparently no right way at all. What guides our actions, and can we ever be … Continue reading

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The Moral Leader

Some people act with an utter clarity, certain in the virtue and right of their efforts. I am happy for them. Because i am imperfect. What if the correct path is not always clear? What if we have to do … Continue reading

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Doing What Is Right

Crossing my timelines this week have been some aphorisms about ‘doing what is right’. It’s a little like putting the horse before the cart. ‘Right’ is not an absolute value: it’s not like gravity, or a brick. It’s more relative … Continue reading

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Social Leadership Daily

I’ve created a new ‘Social Leadership Daily’ newsletter to provide a semi structured exploration of leadership in the context of the Social Age. It’s based on the idea of ‘60 seconds a day’: to answer a question, carry out a … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Social Age Guidebook’

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud and sharing part the closing chapter of ‘The Social Age Guidebook’. In this book i have shared some of my Expedition Notes, my attempt to understand the emerging context and implications of the Social Age. I … Continue reading

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The Role and Responsibilities of Leadership in the Social Age

The role of a leader is not to hold the map. Nor is it necessarily to guide the way or plan the journey. In the context of the Social Age it may be that we have to evolve our language … Continue reading

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Your Journey – a Step or a Space?

We sometimes present learning as a narrative: a journey with a starting point (here, in our ignorance) and an end point (over there, basking in enlightenment). We measure ‘progress’ and seek insight by staring into the distance. Perhaps our own … Continue reading

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Resources

This week i have launched a new Social Leadership Daily publication on SubStack as my first subscription service. It’s an exploration of new modes of publishing and tentatively forms a sequel to my book on ‘Social Leadership: My 1st 100 … Continue reading

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Kindness

I’m guiding another Open Cohort through the Quiet Leadership work tonight: in the second session we consider ‘Kindness’ and the ways that we spend this social currency. Kindness is interesting: most people believe that it is important to be kind, … Continue reading

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