Category Archives: Social Leadership

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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Sorrow and Joy

I set out today with great expectations: a new microphone, a clear day, and thirty podcasts to record. Eight hours later, i had achieved virtually nothing. Having first cleared the dual hurdles of prevarication and delay, i recorded the first … Continue reading

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The Violence of Stories

Sticks and stones may break bones, but words are, allegedly, harmless. Or maybe not. There can be a violence in communication, not an act of physical aggression, but aggression nonetheless. The violence of vitriol, carefully constructed to cause pain. I … Continue reading

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Social Leadership in Practice: Earning Trust

Social Leaders take action everyday, action that either builds, or erodes, trust. In our practice, as we develop our Social Leadership capability, it’s vital that we understand the ebbs and flow of trust, and how we can create the conditions, … Continue reading

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Social Leadership Storytelling Certification: Technique #1 – Diagonal Storytelling

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud and sharing one of the techniques i’m using for the Social Leadership Storytelling certification. This one concerns ‘Diagonal Storytelling’, which is an activity intended to stretch storytellers out of their comfort zone, and help to connect … Continue reading

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