Category Archives: Leadership

Quiet Leadership: With Kindness

This week i am sharing extracts from the Quiet Leadership Guidebook as i write it: the book is based around 8 questions that you can use as a foundation for conversations with others. This section considers one of the questions, … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Where Are We Kindest?

Sharing another section from ‘The Quiet Leadership Guidebook’ as i develop this work: this piece is a rewrite of some previous work on the ways that Kindness may be unevenly distributed. If we stand together, in the Board Room, and … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership – Battered by the Storms

I am continuing work on the ‘Quiet Leadership Guidebook’ this week: the following is part of the section on Kindness. Within Organisations, we are rarely touched by the weather itself: shielded by glass and air conditioning from the elements. Instead, … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Every Day

This week i am #WorkingOutLoud to share extracts from an upcoming book on Quiet Leadership. This piece sits in the section on ‘Humility’, and asks why we take ‘the smallest of actions’. Why bother to take small actions? If we … Continue reading

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Everyday, Through The Smallest Of Actions

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud sharing extracts from the Quiet Leadership Guidebook that i am working on. The central notion to hold onto is that we all enhance our ecosystem, and we all degrade it too. If it were as simple … Continue reading

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The Wrong Hat

When my son was born, i found myself in an unfamiliar environment. Hospital systems can be inherently disconcerting, because they strip away our sense of control and power. If you are admitted, virtually the first thing they do is to … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Nobody Alone

Quiet Leadership recognises that the Organisation is like an ecosystem: yesterday i shared a piece that explored this. Today, as i continue writing the Guidebook that accompanies the journey, i consider how none of us, alone, can save the system. … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: The Organisation As Ecosystem

I am #WorkingOutLoud to share writing from the Quiet Leadership book that i am working on. This piece is a rewrite of several previous descriptions of the Organisation as Ecosystem, and i hope will form the start of the first … Continue reading

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Kindness

If kindness is a social currency, then it is not evenly distributed between us all: we tend to spend it, invest it, hold it, within a network of broader social ties. We tend to be more kind to those who … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Quiet Leadership

Quiet Leadership is an exploration of leadership in the smallest of things: our mindset, our words, and our actions, in every single day. It’s not about a grand aspiration, about formal organisational objectives, or big development programmes. It’s not about … Continue reading

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