Tag Archives: Authenticity

The Leadership Maelstrom

I wrote yesterday about ‘The Nature of Leadership’, which reminded me of several conversations i have had recently within my research community around subjectivity: the way that when we look at something we know and understand well, but do so … Continue reading

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The Nature of Leadership

Leadership is an endemic term, more often used to describe a desired outcome than a specific set of skills or behaviours, and more often describing those things that we like or aspire to than to those that we actually experience, … Continue reading

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Guide to the Social Age 2019: Authenticity

I’m writing a series of longer pieces, exploring my new Map of the Social Age for 2019: ‘Authenticity’ is a key location in this new landscape, representing, for many, a foundation of Social Leadership, and a central mechanism of engagement. … Continue reading

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Gun Control: a Case Study in Authenticity

With some trepidation, i wanted to develop a narrative around the current conversation on gun control in America, in the context of the recent tragedy in Florida, and the emergence of a group of young survivors calling for change. I’m … Continue reading

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Learning 2017

I’m speaking at two large learning conferences this week, each with a unique focus, but both exploring aspects of what learning really means in 2017, and, probably more importantly, what we do about it. Some of this is old news: … Continue reading

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The Power of Stories

Yesterday i wrote about ‘story listening’. Today, i want to reflect on just what stories are: who owns them, how do they flow, how dangerous are they, and how important they are within the context of the Social Age. Stories … Continue reading

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The Invisible Organisation: Why Social Leadership?

The answer to the questions ‘why Social Leadership?‘ may rather miss the point: it’s not so much a question of ‘why Social?‘, as much as a question of ‘why not just Formal?‘. Within the visible organisation, within the formal hierarchy, … Continue reading

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Social Leadership Illustrations: Trust & Authenticity

More #WorkingOutLoud as i share another two illustrations from the forthcoming book on ‘Social Leadership – my 1st 100 days‘. The first will accompany the ‘Day 8’ activity, around Trust, which i replicate in full after the illustration: Day 8: … Continue reading

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12 Aspects of the Social Age

In the Social Age, everything has changed. The Social Contract between organisation and individual is fractured, the nature of work is changing, we’ve seen the democratisation of communication and the devolution of creativity, with the old structures of power and … Continue reading

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Curation in Social Leadership [part 2]

Yesterday I started to expand out some of the ideas around Curation in Social Leadership. I discussed how Social Leadership is a style of leadership suited to the Social Age: it’s contextual and consensual and founded within our communities. I … Continue reading

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