Tag Archives: Culture

Innovation: Synthesis and Elemental

This is the latest in a series of fragmentary pieces as i build vocabulary and ideas around Innovation. As such it is not intended as complete work, but rather the pieces which may inform later (and possibly complete!) work. Part … Continue reading

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Tides of Culture

Walking along the beach is a balance: the golden sand above all the but the highest of tides is soft and hard to walk on, but dry and warm. The lowest sand is damp and much firmer, easier to traverse, … Continue reading

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Radial Concepts

Some things are concrete, whilst others are wisps of ideas: confusion may arise when we confuse the two. One reason for this confusion is the elasticity of the language that we use to describe things. Some words mean a thing, … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’ – Draft Structure

In the early stages of writing, i like to create a more visual map of the book: this is ‘behind the scenes’ really, to help me identify the core narrative, and ensure i do not miss out anything obvious! The … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on The Experimental Organisation

With ‘The Quiet Leadership Guidebook’ and ‘The Humble Leader’ books both in production, my main writing focus now turns to the interviews for ‘The Experimental Organisation’. In this work i will be exploring how Organisations learn to change: specifically, how, … Continue reading

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The Strength of Culture

The strength of a culture is held more within the smallest of individual actions than through tidal waves of aspiration.

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Big Loop Learning: the Folklore of Failure

Every night i sing my son to sleep with a song: it’s been the unanticipated pleasure of the Pandemic that i have been home to do this, and now, aged two, he is able to ask for the song that … Continue reading

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Big Loop and Diminishing Loop Organisations

We can consider Organisations in terms of entropy: the way that energy is bled out of a system through friction, inertia, radiation, and opposition, over time. Organisations that wish to change, to be in motion, to be changeable and dynamic, … Continue reading

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Message [Not] Received

As part of my current work around Culture, i find myself revisiting some of my earliest work around Storytelling, seeking to understand how the Dominant Narratives of our cultures are formed, and shared between us, and why it is sometimes … Continue reading

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Culture: An Iron Grip

I tend towards a simple view of culture: it’s the ways we are towards each other, every day, aggregated up to an Organisational level. And at some level i believe that to be true. But at another level, i know … Continue reading

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