Tag Archives: Diversity

Pragmatic Dissonance: Communities of Difference and the Limitations of Consensus

We come together in communities, but are driven apart by our differences: in a systemic view of change, we may need to create the conditions for, and opportunity to, both agree, and dissent. It is unlikely that we will achieve … Continue reading

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The Fictional Leader

I spent this afternoon with a great team, putting together what the curriculum for a postgraduate qualification in Learning and Development would look like. We threw out ideas of ‘what would make someone excellent as a leader’. We were, if … Continue reading

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A Great Shared Venture: Why We Need To Rewire HR

People are generally trustworthy, generally good, generally fair. Work is not just what they do to earn money: they just happen to be paid for some of the work that they do. Not raising children. Or studying. Those things are … Continue reading

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Humility in Leadership

It strikes me that those things which used to be peripheral can become central: those things which used to be soft can become hard. There used to be words like ‘competition‘, ‘performance‘ and ‘leadership‘, which were testosterone laden and associated … Continue reading

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An Imperfect Humanity?

The strength of a good leader does not come from being right all the time: it comes from being humble enough to know when you are wrong. It comes from being fair enough to hear the views of others and … Continue reading

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The CEDA Community model Pt.2: ‘Engagement’ & ‘Permission’ in Social Learning

I’ve been developing the CEDA model this week, looking at how we develop vibrant Social Learning communities. It has two purposes: firstly, to be used in strategy, to help shape our organisational approach and, secondly, to diagnose the health of … Continue reading

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The Complexity of Equality

Unpacking meaning is a dangerous thing, turning the apparently simple into the overtly complex. As we un-peel the layers of interpretation, we think we will, sooner or later, find the stone at the centre, whilst in fact what we often … Continue reading

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