Category Archives: Narrative

The 3 Levels of Narrative: Personal Narrative

When looking at how we can use stories in Organisations, we can consider three separate levels of narrative: in this article, i’m going to expand on the model i introduced the other day, which introduced those layers. The first level … Continue reading

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The 3 Levels of Narrative

Across the writing on the Social Age, i talk about levels of narrative: personal, co-created and organisational, so i felt it was about time to capture and define them properly. The ways we use stories are many and varied, but … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

It used to a simple thing, to answer the question ‘what do you do‘, but today, as the realities of the Social Age bite, it becomes ever harder, ever more subjective. Are you defined by the job you earn the … Continue reading

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Belief: how do we choose what’s true?

The gap between what we believe to be true and what’s really true can be significant: i’m not talking about religion, but rather in the stories we understand about organisations. The space they create around themselves for communities to form … Continue reading

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Narrative and storytelling in Social Leadership

It’s because stories sit at the heart of how we communicate that i’ve included ‘Narrative‘ as the first dimension of Social Leadership. When we share stories, we contextualise information, relating it to that which we already know. Stories draw on … Continue reading

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Rewriting the code: time for reflection

It’s been a busy week: new ideas, new people, new places. Today, back at home again, it’s a bit of a blur. I need time to reflect: to work out how to contextualise this new information with what i already … Continue reading

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Unearthing Organisational Stories: finding the narrative

“It’s a little wordy, is that normal in your field?” was Heidi’s response to my first draft. Her tact doing little to numb the honesty. In some areas, volume is good: boxes or chocolate and length of holidays being two … Continue reading

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