Tag Archives: Change

One Of Ten Thousand: Which Step Will You Take?

Of whatever magnitude desired, change most often starts with ourselves: whilst we plan for scale and effect, the reality is that the ten thousand steps to change form a daunting pathway. To ask ‘which step will you take’ can form … Continue reading

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Mapping the Social Age

At the start of every year, i redraw the map of the Social Age, to reflect my current understanding of the landscape. But every year remains a sketch map: this is an evolving landscape, like the face of a glacier. … Continue reading

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What Can You Leave Behind?

A few years ago, i was planning for an expedition, packing and repacking my backpack, trying to squeeze in every last thing that i may need, whilst keeping the overall weight manageable. At some point in this process, I met … Continue reading

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8 Aspects of ‘The Storytelling Leader’

A key aspect of Social Leadership is to recognise that our primary role is not to craft stories of power, pushing them through a network, but rather to act, with humility, to hear stories within a network, to find the … Continue reading

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On Reading

Reading is the process of gently breaking yourself: eroding dogma, undermining opinion, fracturing certainty. It’s a continual process of renewal: evaluating the things that we are sure are true, against new evidence that our certainty maybe unfounded, leaving us with … Continue reading

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Pragmatic Dissonance: Communities of Difference and the Limitations of Consensus

We come together in communities, but are driven apart by our differences: in a systemic view of change, we may need to create the conditions for, and opportunity to, both agree, and dissent. It is unlikely that we will achieve … Continue reading

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Story Handles

A ‘Story Handle’ is something that you can grab hold of: it’s a notion that i am developing as part of the work around ‘Storytelling in Social Leadership’: today, i’m sharing a reflection upon that. Some stories fly, whilst others … Continue reading

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