Tag Archives: Creativity

Creative Voices: Performance

Yesterday i wrote a reflective post about fragility and impermanence. Today, i want to explore a related idea: performance. These pieces relate to a ‘Creative Voices’ session that i ran at the Social Age Safari, which used performance poetry and … Continue reading

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Mapping the Social Age: update

In January i’ll draw my third map of the Social Age. Why? Because it’s out of date. That’s the thing with maps: they chart our current understanding, but are subject to further exploration, which is why it always says ‘here … Continue reading

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Denying Innovation

It’s not a light switch: you can’t have innovation on demand. Rather it’s a space where you wish there were lights. It’s a space where, if we are lucky, light will occur. But not at the simple flick of a … Continue reading

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Change Curve: Overcoming the Broadcast model

‘Broadcast‘ is not simply a technology, but rather a mindset: a mindset in which the organisation believes that it owns both the authentic story and the authority over the story. A firm belief in both ownership and the right to … Continue reading

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Broadcast

I’m expanding out parts of the Change framework, writing today about ‘Broadcast‘ models, and how we need to overcome them in order to effect co-created and co-owned change: to become truly Dynamic. ‘Broadcast‘ was an old model, when the mechanisms … Continue reading

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Sharing from the new book: Change in the Social Age

I’m back to writing on the new book, with it’s provisional title ‘Organisational Change in the Social Age’. As is my habit, i’m #WorkingOutLoud and sharing some extracts as i write, in place of trying to write separately for the … Continue reading

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Creative Disorder

I seem to spend an increasing amount of time on the road these days, so it was with some excitement that i treated myself to a new travel bag: wheeled, to avoid carrying it when loaded with books, small enough … Continue reading

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16 Amplifiers of Change

This week i’ve been exploring Change Curves: a new model for enacting dynamic organisational change. It starts by exploring where the organisation sits on a Change Curve: resistant to change, constrained by hierarchy, or co-creative and dynamic. To move up … Continue reading

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Heartbeat of the Social Age

With a degree of trepidation i found myself on the roof of the old rum distillery: maybe five floors up and clutching the ladder with white knuckles. It’s not that the ground i stood on was particularly precarious (indeed, it … Continue reading

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Squatting

I’ve been co-working today. Which, in yesterday’s language, means squatting in someone else’s office. Drinking their coffee. Using their free WiFi. Taking up desk space. Making the place look untidy. And not only did i sit in their space, i … Continue reading

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