Tag Archives: Culture

The Familiar and the Strange

I was talking with two friends yesterday: one at home, one in the office. One had the bare plaster walls, curtain-less windows, obligatory view of an office block, and poor lighting. The other had bookshelves stacked with mementos and favourite … Continue reading

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Time

It’s a common feature of my conversations within a whole range of Organisations that people are busy: in fact, it’s consistently the #1 thing that people say that they need more of in order to learn, or to effect change. … Continue reading

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The Risk of Comfort

I feel the pervasive risk of my own comfort: in my ideas, reputation, and work. I feel, to a degree, that i have it all under control. Occasionally i say things that people mistake for wisdom. At times, i even … Continue reading

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Building Culture

I’m off to Orlando today for the ATD Conference next week, where i’m sharing a session on ‘Building Culture’ with my friends over at Novartis. As i prepare for the session (it’s a long flight) i find myself thinking about … Continue reading

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Boundaries

I walked through the forest on Sunday, a beautiful day as the Spring sun finds it’s strength. One of the tracks i ventured down became narrow, and deep, the sun fading slowly as the walls around me grew higher, and … Continue reading

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The Story of Culture

As part of #WorkingOutLoud on the new Storytelling work, today i am considering ‘The Story of Culture’. We talk about culture within Organisations as though it’a a ‘real’ thing, largely because we ‘see’ it around us, and we feel it … Continue reading

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Stories of Exclusivity and Exclusion

As part of a series of pieces developing the new Storytelling work, today i am considering how stories create exclusivity and can form part of exclusion. I was given an award a couple of years ago: at the induction they … Continue reading

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Togetherness

I’ve spent this week together with some of my team, for the first time in two years. Indeed, for some of us it is the first time we have ever ‘met’. Together. Intellectually i feel certain we should be able … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ’The Roots of Storytelling’

As ‘Quiet Leadership’ and ‘Power and Potential’ take flight, i’m left with time to make a start on the next project: ‘The Roots of Storytelling’. Whilst there is a chapter in ‘The Social Leadership Handbook’ about Storytelling, i have really … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Power and Potential #2

Yesterday i shared part of the writing around ‘Power’ that i’m pulling together for a new programme called ‘Social Leadership – Power and Potential’ – i’m prototyping this work with a Pharma company leadership cohort in February, and building out … Continue reading

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