Category Archives: Leadership

Leadership Reflections from Apollo at 50: Introduction

Fifty years ago, the Apollo programme put a man on the moon. Alongside the Manhattan Project, which had delivered the atomic bomb, it was probably the most complex and ambitious mobilisation of state and science the world has ever seen. … Continue reading

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Prototyping ‘The Trust Workshop’

I’m running the first prototype of a new workshop around ‘The Landscape of Trust’ today: the research project is now just over two years old, and continues to grow, and i had always intended for there to be three layers … Continue reading

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A New Lens

You can’t always stare harder to spot an answer: sometimes, you need to switch to a new lens. And sometimes, you have to grind this new lens yourself. I use this analogy when talking about the journey to Social Leadership: … Continue reading

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Social Leadership in Practice: The Smallest Ways

I’ve recently taken to describing how we all, in small ways, degrade the system around us: through our actions, our limited vision, or the actions that hold us safe. We do this not because we are bad people, but rather … Continue reading

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8 Aspects of ‘The Storytelling Leader’

A key aspect of Social Leadership is to recognise that our primary role is not to craft stories of power, pushing them through a network, but rather to act, with humility, to hear stories within a network, to find the … Continue reading

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Loops of Leadership

Engineers describe two types of system: ‘open’ and ‘closed’ loops. In an open loop system, there are inputs, and outputs, but no feedback. The systems presses on regardless. In a closed loop system, part of the output is fed back, … Continue reading

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Leading with Trust

Just a fragment of writing today: i have no expectation that this will be a definitive exploration. I shared some of the newer work on ‘Leading with Trust’ today, at an HR conference. I’m intending to develop this out further … Continue reading

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