Tag Archives: Change

One Voice

One voice can shout loudly, or can embolden others. One voice can craft a story, or enable others to craft theirs. One voice can dominate, or use it’s power to create space for others. Social Leadership is not about owning … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Communities and Social Movements

I’m talking to a group this week about the ways we can build stronger and more just societies through social movements and the support of peace building communities. This post is based around the three questions that they have posed, … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Scale and the Ways that we Change

Some things are large, and others are small, but their effect does not always correlate to size. I’m taking some time this week to consider ‘scale’, with a view to understanding what it is exactly that we need to grow, … Continue reading

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The Social Age Guidebook Series: Free Action Focussed Resources

Over the last two years i have published six Guidebooks in the Social Age series: they’ve formed a clear attempts to carry work forward from the blog into a more developed, and action focussed, format. Broadly speaking, each takes an … Continue reading

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Learning Leadership: Understanding Fear, Silence, and Constraint in the Experience

In 2018 i carried out research into Leadership using double sided graffiti walls: on one side, in full view, people illustrated and tagged what ‘leadership’ meant to them. On the back, out of sight, their remit was to deface leadership, … Continue reading

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Forging the Story

I’ve been writing about Leadership as a Social Movement, and considering how that movement is carried through a Community by waves of Storytelling. Social Leaders seek to effect change not though the application of formal power alone, imposed on a … Continue reading

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Social Movements: Activism and Power

Society is a structure of codified power, reflected in the shadows of architecture, institution, and opportunity. It’s an unequal narrative traded in stories, and experienced through language, action, and inaction. The ways that things ‘just are’ are the ways that … Continue reading

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Making Waves: Leadership as a Social Movement

I’ve lived by the sea all my life, and love nothing more than to walk along the shoreline, with the waves breaking by my feet. It’s easy to imagine those same waves originating far out at sea, shaped by the … Continue reading

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Slaying the Beast: Why Change Is Hard

Change is often thwarted not by outside factors, lack of budget, or too little time, but rather by the sheer momentum, mass, and nested power, of existing systems. Organisations act like a beast that demands it’s favourite food over and … Continue reading

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A Story of Leadership

We live in a time of uncertainty and change, where complex challenges will require creative solutions, and strength will lie in agility and invested engagement. The Social Age sees an evolved social contract between employee and Organisation, the emergence of … Continue reading

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