Tag Archives: Communities

CIPD Show 2015 Day 2: Power and Control

“But what will the boss say?” Today is my second day at the CIPD show in London. Yesterday i charted a range of themes and conversations that i felt were prevalent. Today, i wanted to draw together a different perspective: … Continue reading

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Monarchs and Monasteries: Emergent Communities in the Social Age

There’s the thing, then, much later, the memory of the thing. The moment when you push aside the brambles, kick down the tall grass and see the old stones and crumbling mortar revealed to the light of day one more … Continue reading

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The New Work

When we sat exams at school, there was a little ritual at the start where everyone unpacked their pencil case: ink cartridges, sharpeners and a collection of mascots, in my case, a plastic dinosaur i think. My first office job … Continue reading

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Subversive social communities to drive organisational change

Communities are on my mind this week: we interact with them in so many ways, find them in so many places and achieve so much within and alongside them (which is why they sit at the heart of Social Leadership). … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Social Age

In a couple of weeks time, i’ll be writing the 750th blog post. We’ve covered a lot of ground. My own thinking has evolved greatly in that time and through this process: a describe the blog now as my ‘first … Continue reading

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Longevity, expertise and position: the subversive power of reputation

Working today on Chapter 2 of the new book, ‘Learning and working in the Social Age‘. Sharing here the start of a section on how reputation, forged in communities, subverts more formal models of power and authority. The links will … Continue reading

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We all make mistakes: it’s what you learn from them that counts

Clearing out the attic this week made me realise the number of things i’ve got wrong over my life: the places and ways in which i’ve failed. School reports chart mediocre performance in chemistry and maths, a lack of engagement … Continue reading

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