Tag Archives: Failure

The Projection and Failure of Trust

As the Landscape of Trust research progresses, i’m developing out frameworks and ideas for understanding how trust works, development activities to build trust in teams, and diagnosis of the underlying Landscape of Trust within an organisation. Today, i want to … Continue reading

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Risk

I’m highly nervous: tomorrow morning i present the work on Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy. And i made the mistake of rehearsing it. I am very rarely nervous: i spend a good chunk of my time in conversations. … Continue reading

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Outside The Sphere Of Consequence

One artefact of culture is to create spheres of consequence: if you are within the sphere you experience the consequence that the culture imposes upon you, whilst if you are outside of it the consequence is almost entirely irrelevant. One … 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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#WorkingOutLoud – How Formal Systems Fail

Without apology, another early stage #WorkingOutLoud post today as i work to complete the paper i’m writing on ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’ for a conference later this year. Early stage because, having set the foundations, i’m trying … Continue reading

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Six Tenets of Social Leadership

Social Leadership is a style fit for the Social Age: it’s about building social authority, reputation based leadership that is consensual by the community. It’s complimentary to formal leadership but vital at a time when formal authority delivers a diminished … Continue reading

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DIsruptive Environments: why wallpaper may not matter

The relationship between environment and culture is an interesting one: i’ve been particularly lucky this week to work in a wide range of organisations, sporting different physical spaces, from the high tech glassy to the downright arty slum. In one … Continue reading

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