Tag Archives: Constraint

Learning Leadership: Understanding Fear, Silence, and Constraint in the Experience

In 2018 i carried out research into Leadership using double sided graffiti walls: on one side, in full view, people illustrated and tagged what ‘leadership’ meant to them. On the back, out of sight, their remit was to deface leadership, … Continue reading

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Battered by Constraint, Curiosity is our Foundation

Again today i am just #WorkingOutLoud and sharing some of the new illustrations and work around Curiosity. This first piece explores the tension between curiosity, and the forces of constraint (which may be well meaning, but can confine or restrict … Continue reading

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Innovation

Today, i’m sharing some early work around ‘Innovation’, specifically, six foundational thoughts, and six steps in the process of transforming an organisation to be more able to innovate. I am not developing an innovation process, because i don’t view innovation … Continue reading

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The Innovation Trap

Everyone wants it, but it remains elusive to most. Organisations invest vast amounts of money in facilities, people, programmes, and process, and yet fail to capture it’s essence, whilst in a garage a group of students demonstrate it, and raise … Continue reading

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When Strength Becomes Weakness

Within the maelstrom of change as organisations seek to adapt to the new realities of the Social Age, there’s an important aspect to consider: in a new space, our historic strengths may be our contemporary weakness. The codified strength of … Continue reading

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Overview of The Change Curve

We can observe three ways that organisations change: none of them are fixed, and many will touch upon all three, but very few will achieve the top state, becoming Dynamic and thriving in constant change. Resistant organisations are ones that … Continue reading

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Agile Through Design

I”m #WorkingOutLoud, expanding on a few ideas today about the Socially Dynamic organisation: the type of fully adapted entity that would sit at the ‘Dynamic’ end of the Change framework that I’ve been sharing recently. The Socially Dynamic organisation has … Continue reading

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Reflections On The Socially Dynamic Organisation

I’ve been running a workshop today around the Socially Dynamic organisation, exploring aspects of learning, leadership, technology and change in the Social Age. The term ‘Socially Dynamic’ refers to an organisation which has moved beyond the simple reliance on hierarchy, … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy

A very early stage #WorkingOutLoud post today as i start work on a more academic paper entitled ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’. I’m not going to get into much detail here, but the notion of ‘black swan’ events, … Continue reading

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Change Curve: Foundations of Change

I’m coming to the end of my initial work to define the full Change Curve framework. It outlines three manifestations of organisational change: ‘Resistant‘ organisations, who oppose and deny change, ‘Constrained‘ ones, who seek it but fail to achieve it, … Continue reading

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