Category Archives: Tone of Voice

Storytelling in Social Leadership – a first draft

We need a new style of leadership for the Social Age: a style that is based upon our ability to collaborate and share within communities, to create meaning in the moment, to build our personal reputation and rely on this … Continue reading

Posted in Book, Curation, Leadership, Narrative, Social Learning, Stories, Storytelling, Tone of Voice, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 53 Comments

Authority: the changing nature of authority in social learning

I need to get the clutch fixed on Herman, my 1964 Land Rover. If i was in any way competent, it probably wouldn’t be a huge job, but my level of mechanical ability stops somewhere after changing a tyre or, … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Agile, Authority, Brand, Community, Connections, Control, Culture, Effectiveness, Experience, Hierarchy, Knowledge, Leadership, Learning, Management, Meaning, Mentoring, Personal Learning Network, Social Learning, Tone of Voice | Tagged , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Learn excellence wherever you can

Last week i wrote how i learnt about authenticity from the waiter at a pizza takeaway, today i’m writing about excellence and my experience at a hotel. They’re very pedestrian examples, but have great immediacy and relevance to me, hence … Continue reading

Posted in Achievement, Community, Culture, Effectiveness, Environment, Leadership, Management, Mediocrity, Motivation, Performance, Pride, Sincerity, Success, Team Coaching, Teams, Tone of Voice, Training | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Social legacy: Paris Brown and the right to learn

This isn’t a post about politics and policing: it’s a post about learning and the legacy of social media. The right to learn and the right to grow up. There’s been a scandal brewing in the UK over the last … Continue reading

Posted in Age, Authority, Brand, Culture, Disclosure, Diversity, Equality, Experience, Facebook, Freedom, Information, Integrity, Leadership, Learning, Learning Culture, Legacy, Mistakes, News, Personal Brand, Social Learning, Social Media, Tone of Voice, Truth, Twitter, Understanding | Tagged , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Communicating

I’m writing in the apartment in Amsterdam today, up on the fourth floor, looking out over the city. It’s a bright day, clear views. This morning i’ve been communicating with colleagues in the UK, the US, Germany, Ireland and Asia. … Continue reading

Posted in Authority, Communication, Community, Conformity, Connections, Contact, Control, Conversation, Culture, Dialogue, Diversity, Edgelands, Formal Spaces, Global, Graffiti, Informal Spaces, LGBT, Narrative, Personal Learning Network, Rapport, Social Learning, Tone of Voice, Voice, Words | Tagged , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Tone of voice in learning: curating the experience

When i look along my bookshelf, i see academic textbooks, graphic novels, fiction, autobiography, books i’ve read multiple times, books i’ve never touched since they landed, every flavour and style you can imagine. Each one presented with it’s own tone … Continue reading

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People connect with people: why a conversational tone of voice suits social learning

I was up in London earlier this week, sat in the reception of the Gherkin, one of the landmark buildings that houses a number of my clients. Ah, i thought, they’ve changed the chairs. They used to have large red … Continue reading

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