Category Archives: Social Leadership

What Can You Leave Behind?

A few years ago, i was planning for an expedition, packing and repacking my backpack, trying to squeeze in every last thing that i may need, whilst keeping the overall weight manageable. At some point in this process, I met … Continue reading

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Running a Storytelling Experiment for Social Leadership

The Social Leader will be a Storytelling Leader: not simply shaping and sharing their own narratives, but enabling, filtering, and amplifying, the stories that others tell. Specifically, they will understand the systemic nature of the Socially Dynamic Organisation, and the … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Renewal and Loss

Social Leadership represents a systemic approach, leadership within an ecosystem. But not leadership through hierarchy, formal authority, and sanction, but rather leadership through permission, consensus, and complex collaboration. It is not an alternative to more formal styles, but rather a … Continue reading

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‘The Landscape of Stories’: A Social Leadership ‘Storytelling’ Certification

To be a Social Leader is to understand the power of stories, to be an authentic storyteller. Not just stories of consensus and agreement, not just easy stories, shared within our trusted tribe, about known subjects. But rather to understand … Continue reading

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The Storytelling Certification: Final artwork

I’m launching the Social Leadership Storytelling Certification later this week, and have just finalised the artwork, so sharing it today. I’ve been working with Phillip on this piece, building out the landscape we first visited for ‘The Landscape of Trust’. … Continue reading

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Agreeing to Disagree

To engage with those people we agree with is easy: to engage across dissent, hard. Within our tribes, our established social structures, we understand both power, and consequence, and can chart a safe path accordingly, but when we venture beyond … Continue reading

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Harmony Through Social Leadership

My garden exists in a state of barely controlled decay: some parts edge towards respectability, whilst much of the rest reverts to a form of untamed prehistoric wilderness. Some parts thrive, others die back. If there is any illusion of … Continue reading

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