Tag Archives: Collaboration

Hold Open Spaces

‘Holding open spaces’ is a phrase that keeps slipping into my mind: hold open spaces to learn, spaces to change, spaces to rehearse, to explore. In the Social Age, the role of leaders not to lead with their own knowledge … Continue reading

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Story Sharing: The Perils of Power

As organisations try to harness the power of communities, there is a real risk that they kill them. Well meaning, well intentioned, organisations, but ones who carry existing power dynamics into social spaces. I thought i’d try to illustrate that … Continue reading

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Complex Collaboration

One of the core themes around the Socially Dynamic Organisation is that it deeply connected: not simply through formal hierarchy, but through webs of trust, reputation, respect, and fairness. These bonds sit primarily within the social system, hence the journey … Continue reading

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Collaboration: What You Do, Not What You Say

There’s a great deal of talk about collaboration: software to facilitate it, leaders who enable it, innovation as a result of it. But collaboration is an output from a system, not an instruction to it. We can talk all we … Continue reading

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Social Leadership at 99%

Apologies to those of you who have weathered this series of posts: today i hit 99% of the writing for the new Social Leadership book. Whilst it may feel as though i am eking out this final stage, the reality … Continue reading

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Sharing Illustrations from the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook

Continuing a theme: i’m drawing new illustrations for the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook, against a deadline, so i’m #WorkingOutLoud and sharing these as i go. Forgive me if some of the following are a little out of … Continue reading

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Core skills to navigate the Social Age

A premise of the Social Age is change: change in our ecosystem, change in the Social Contract, changes in how we work, learn, communicate and play. The skills we used to navigate the Knowledge Age will not suffice for the … Continue reading

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