Tag Archives: Change

Provocative Writing for a Better World: #WorkingOutLoud on an Experiment for the Social Age

I knew the experiment was working when i felt uncomfortable: sat on the plane, with the first copy in my hand, i worried what other people would think, how they would respond to the writing, how they would feel about … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Formal and Social

In the old world, the separation between formal and social was clear: in formal spaces, like the office, formal rules applied. In social spaces, like our homes and cafes, social rules ruled. Today, that differentiation is gone: in the Social … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Transition

Spending tonight as an airport hotel: tedious spaces divorced from any notion, any semblance of normality. Not even a footpath back to civilisation: this is a transitional space, a space between where i came from and where i want to … Continue reading

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The Spark That Burnt HR To The Ground

I’m unclear as yet if this is a call to burn HR, or an observation that it’s aflame already, ignited from within. It’s possible that only time will tell. Forgive a slightly cranky piece of writing, but i’m provoked into … Continue reading

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Lost Values: The Objectification of Women

I was unclear if it was artful slow motion or simple writhing, but whichever it was, it was disconcerting. And not strictly necessary. The picture in question was in the toilets of a particularly trendy London restaurant, all exposed brick … Continue reading

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Let Slip the Dogs of War: Unfit Organisations and the Social Revolution

The gradients of power in the workplace today are often imbalanced, imperfect and just plain wrong. Whilst we have come some way from the poorhouse and indentured service, we are a long way from nirvana. The Social Age is a … Continue reading

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Beyond Digital: Into the Social Age

It’s my final day working on the Social Leadership Handbook, 2nd Edition. As usual, closing it down has taken weeks longer than i expected. It’s like moving house: you clear all your stuff out and it takes x amount of … Continue reading

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