Category Archives: Leadership

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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No One Person Alone

Quiet Leadership is a new body of work exploring the Organisation as an Ecosystem, and the ways that we impact upon that system through the smallest of actions: it’s a reflective model of leadership that prompts us to explore our … Continue reading

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The Self You Choose

Our radical connectivity leaves us carrying a ‘self’ in many different spaces, but not necessarily the same ‘self’ into each. There are many views on how this works: some would claim that there is a ‘you’, a pilot that sits … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: An Endless Weight

Quiet Leadership explores how, through the smallest of actions, we improve the system around us. It’s about leadership in the everyday, with humility, through kindness, fairness, and with grace. The final section, on ‘Grace’, is about a fluidity of style, … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: How Do You Experience Fairness?

Part 3 of the Quiet Leadership work explores the notion of ‘fairness’: how do we experience it, who is responsible for it, and what are the tensions that act upon it? In the metaphor of the Organisation as Ecosystem, i … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Is Kindness A Friction Upon The System?

Part of Social Leadership is a willingness to look inwards: to take our assumptions and explore them from different angles and perspectives. Some of that reflective work we can do ourselves, whilst for other parts, to look into our shadow, … Continue reading

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