Category Archives: Writing

Shadows of Thought

I was searching for an image yesterday: i could see it in my head, and knew roughly when i’d drawn it, but could not quite find it. My keyword searches through the blog brought up a succession of progressively older … Continue reading

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Writing

Small steps make progress: writing is one way to document the journey. To take ideas, to work and rework them. To find vocabulary and evolve it. Sometimes to make up words, or make words work differently. To write is to … Continue reading

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Countdown to ’The Humble Leader’

Yesterday i hit the confirmation button to move to print for ‘The Humble Leader’, with mixed emotions. I love this book and have spent quite some time on the production to ensure that it’s a beautiful artefact in it’s own … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ’Radical Explorations of the Future of Work’

I’ve used this year of writing to explore quite a broad range of ideas, and given myself permission not to find structure and coherence as i go – so instead of ending up with a neatly categorised set of articles … Continue reading

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2,000

This is my 2,000th blog post and, appropriately enough, i’m writing it in a coffee shop. The practice of #WorkingOutLoud sits at the heart of my writing: carrying out research, trying to connect dots, sketching out possible ideas, and sharing … Continue reading

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Resources

This week i have launched a new Social Leadership Daily publication on SubStack as my first subscription service. It’s an exploration of new modes of publishing and tentatively forms a sequel to my book on ‘Social Leadership: My 1st 100 … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’ – Draft Structure

In the early stages of writing, i like to create a more visual map of the book: this is ‘behind the scenes’ really, to help me identify the core narrative, and ensure i do not miss out anything obvious! The … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: One Subject, Two Books

This summer i am publishing two books in parallel: ‘Quiet Leadership’ and ‘The Humble Leader’. Both explore the same topic, but through two different mechanisms, and this week both have moved into production, which is an exciting time! Quiet Leadership … Continue reading

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The Driftwood Cross

Flotsam is that which is washed off the deck: jetsam that which is cast aside, into the salt, over the deep. Washed by sun and smoothed by the tide, it ultimately finds it’s way to shore, where it beaches in … Continue reading

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Research and Writing for 2021

I have an ambitious programme of research and writing for 2021: ‘The Social Age Guidebook’ is high on the agenda (last year i worked through all ten main sections, and now all that remains is to rewrite the final five), … Continue reading

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