Category Archives: Leadership

Intent into Action

The challenge of moving from ‘intent’ into ‘action’ is one that lies at the heart of countless self help books on habit formation and change programmes. Intent is easy to have, action harder, not specifically because it requires us to … Continue reading

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Building Social Leadership Circles

Social Leadership grows as a movement: not imposed from the top, but rather connected through every level. It does not follow the boundaries and structure of the formal hierarchy, but instead reaches out through bonds of trust, and new conversations. … Continue reading

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Why Kindness Counts

Again, today, i found myself shying away from saying ‘kindness counts’, or rather i found myself apologising for saying it. Whenever i use the term, i fear it sounds weak, it sounds like a predictable liberal statement, more about ‘niceness’ … Continue reading

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The Liberation of Less: Beyond Embodied Authority

Now that i’m into the flow, i’m rather enjoying the editing process for ‘The Change Handbook’. Today, i’ve completed the section on ‘Authenticity’, exploring how, if we lack authenticity in our storytelling, it can be harder to effect change. “Be … Continue reading

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Not What You Take, But What You Give

So much of our power, as leaders, lies in creating space: not spaces for us to broadcast or control, but rather to facilitate, and to listen. There are times when we need our formal voice, when we can use the … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: What You Need, Not What You Want

I meet increasing numbers of organisations who are implementing, or sponsoring, their own Social Communities of Practice, adopting co-creative approaches to learning, and crowd sourcing innovative ideas. The intent is often great: creating spaces for engagement, spaces for learning, opportunities … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Developing a Social Leadership Workshop

Today, i’m #WorkingOutLoud on the design of a new, two day long, Social Leadership workshop. I’ve decided to share it, because it’s actually quite useful i think to show the narrative structure, the way my thinking runs through it, from … Continue reading

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