Tag Archives: Community

#WorkingOutLoud on a Social Learning Design Workshop

In two weeks time i am facilitating a two day Virtual Workshop around Social Learning Design: i will be sharing my thoughts as i pull the session together as part of #WorkingOutLoud. The session is for a small group (8 … 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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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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The Walls of Community

As a Community forms, it grows to be coherent, building out shared language, rituals, artefacts of power, identity, sometimes purpose and values. And as it does so, it can become increasingly exclusive, identity led, silencing, and monocultural. There is no … Continue reading

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What Kind of Community Builder Will You Be?

In the Social Age, our Communities make us stronger, if we are willing to invest in their strength, and hold the humility to listen. In the work i recently published in the ‘Community Builder Guidebook’, i talked about the underlying … Continue reading

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Finding Your Campfire: Being Together Apart

The office is more than just a building: it’s a place where we carry out the rituals, and tell the stories, that hold the social structure of our tribes together. As we move to work remotely, how will we manage … Continue reading

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Finding Your Campfire: Supporting Newly Remote Teams

I have curated a series of three webinars aimed at newly remote teams, which draw upon my wider work around Social Leadership, Community Building, Storytelling, and Trust. I will offer these on alternating weeks on European and US timezones. I … Continue reading

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Mending the Net: a Story of Culture

The past and the present, the old and the new, these are convenient ways to parcel out our time, to present separate and distinct narratives around what came before, and what replaced it. We use these terms both to describe … Continue reading

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Prototyping the Community Builder Certification

Today i kicked off the ‘Community Builder Certification’ programme: it’s the latest of my Social Leadership programmes. It’s a 12 week facilitated online journey based around three elements: IDEAS, which is the underlying research and frameworks, TECHNIQUES, which are practical … Continue reading

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