Tag Archives: Fear

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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Social Leadership: Power and Potential #3 – Fear

In a couple of weeks time i am guiding two cohorts through a prototype of the new work on ‘Power and Potential’: this is presented as an Enquiry Framework, sixteen guided questions through which to explore the nature and shape … Continue reading

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Learning Leadership: Understanding Fear, Silence, and Constraint in the Experience

In 2018 i carried out research into Leadership using double sided graffiti walls: on one side, in full view, people illustrated and tagged what ‘leadership’ meant to them. On the back, out of sight, their remit was to deface leadership, … Continue reading

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Silencing Voices

We live within busy systems: spaces filled with static, discourse, and noise. Through this fog we seek meaning: validation of views, membership and belonging, knowledge and clarity. But not all voices are equal, and not all voices are equally heard. … Continue reading

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The Next Step

The gap between ‘safety’, and ‘risk’ is quite small, although different for every person to comprehend. I was driven back to this thought time and again this week, across a number of different conversations that relate to ‘The Fear’ that … Continue reading

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The Emotional Tone Of Trust. A #WorkingOutLoud Analysis

Today is an early stage #WorkingOutLoud post, as i work with Emilie to analyse and interpret the initial data from the Landscape of Trust research. I’m using this post to develop some ideas to include within the first Research Report, … Continue reading

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The Fear

There are two consistent aspects of the conversations that i have around the Social Age: what can it give us, and what should we fear. More specifically, ‘how can we exploit it’, and ‘what if we don’t like it’. Both … Continue reading

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Resistance to Change: Aspects of Cognition – a #WorkingOutLoud post

I’m sharing another significant chunk of new writing today as I take good strides forward completing the third draft manuscript for the new book on organisational change, and how we build the Socially Dynamic Organisation. I’m #WorkingOutLoud as i do … Continue reading

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Invested in the Status Quo?

Effecting change is not about pushing: it’s about magnetism and momentum. To understand how organisations change, we need to understand what anchors them in the present. It’s through people and processes that are invested in the status quo. These are … Continue reading

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Feel the fear and do it anyway: writing bad stories to learn

We used stories today to write good and then bad examples of community management. Funnily enough, the bad stories were easier to write. I wished i’d used the decibel meter on the iPhone as we were writing, because there was … Continue reading

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