Tag Archives: Control

The Control of Consequence

‘Consequence’ is a dominant force that acts upon us: our sense of ‘formal’ consequence, that which is applied by and within the hierarchy, and ‘social’ consequence, that which is applied by our community itself. Of the two, i suspect that … Continue reading

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Not What You Take, But What You Give

So much of our power, as leaders, lies in creating space: not spaces for us to broadcast or control, but rather to facilitate, and to listen. There are times when we need our formal voice, when we can use the … Continue reading

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Biting the Bullet: ‘Control as a Resister of Change’

For all my talk of finishing ‘The Change Handbook’ (which i have been promising for a year…), i have failed to make much progress. Possibly i scared myself off: the manuscript is 82,000 words, and i want it to be … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Structural and Social Authority

Social Leadership is not simply another type of power that exists within a formal system: it’s a reputation led authority that exists outside the system. Whilst an organisation can give you a role, a position within a structural hierarchy, only … Continue reading

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Intertwined Systems

There’s an illusion of a woodcut that you may have seen: look at it, and you see the silhouette of an old women, but then, the image shifts, and you see a young woman’s face. Concentrate hard, and it shifts … Continue reading

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Types of Power: Manifestations of Control

I’m reflecting on inertia today: many organisations desire agility, want to change, intend to do better, and yet fall to constraint. Within the work on the Socially Dynamic Organisation, ‘constraint’ is a state of well intentioned inability: an inability to … Continue reading

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The Social Revolution

I describe the Social Age: the new world we live in, an ecosystem of constant change. An evolved space that is characterised by the democratisation of power, the rise of Social Authority, the rapid iteration and holistic impacts of new … Continue reading

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