Category Archives: Leadership

The Limits of Hierarchy: Brittle Systems

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks exploring the space of ‘Black Swan’ events and the limits of hierarchy. At the heart of the framework are a series of counterpoint notions: Known Frames (the context we operate within) … Continue reading

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The Fictional Leader

I spent this afternoon with a great team, putting together what the curriculum for a postgraduate qualification in Learning and Development would look like. We threw out ideas of ‘what would make someone excellent as a leader’. We were, if … Continue reading

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The Tallest Leader

Todays post is a #WorkingOutLoud reflection around the design of a workshop i’m running tomorrow. I’m prototyping a few new ideas and activities, within this session, which is aimed at Execs in businesses who are trying to understand and adapt … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook: the Introduction

I like to share chapters when i’m working on a book, #WorkingOutLoud as i go. Below is the introduction to the Second Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook. The main model remains the same, but i’ve greatly expanded the third … Continue reading

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Aspects of Social Leadership #4: Where Are We?

‘Is your visit business or social?’ asked the iPad in front of me as i checked in to visit someone today. There was, sadly, no space for a free text answer, which was a challenge as the decision was far … Continue reading

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Aspects of Social Leadership #2 Curation

Circumstance need not be accidental: it can be planned. Within the NET model of Social Leadership, the first component is ‘Curation’. This isn’t some Victorian notion of gathering stuffed animals and displaying them for public approval, but rather the way … Continue reading

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Aspects of Social Leadership #1

I’m focussing effort on completing the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook this week and next: with that in mind, expect a series of slightly disconnected reflective pieces as i #WorkOutLoud and review old ideas and generate new ones! … Continue reading

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