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The Humble Leader

Today i completed the manuscript for ‘The Humble Leader’, a reflection on humility in Social Leadership. It’s structured as a series of standalone pieces, each of which consists a personal reflection, and some questions to ask of ourselves or others. … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: A View of Humility

Humility is a judgement on our actions, not a badge that we can claim, and by that nature it is a hard thing to seek: if we ‘try’ to be humble to be more successful, we may be deemed to … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Things That We Give, Things That We Take

I am #WorkingOutLoud as i develop the writing around Quiet Leadership: an exploration of gentle actions that draw strength into our systems. Today i am considering the Organisation as an Ecosystem, and that in each day we take some things … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership – Invitation to Participate in 2021

I am about to start prototyping the new Quiet Leadership programme: i hope to run two full cohorts through before Christmas, on two different timezones. This work is experimental: a guided and reflective journey into leadership beyond heroes. It explores … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Strength Through Connection

This is my fourth iteration of language around Quiet Leadership, as i find my vocabulary and metaphors to shape this work. It’s an exploration of how individuals act within systems, and the ways that we find strength by making, and … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Gentle Leadership

I’m building out a short programme and writing around ‘Gentle Leadership’ (or Quiet Leadership – i have not decided yet). It’s centred around the notion of ‘leadership without heroes’, instead focussed on the small actions of the everyday, and the … Continue reading

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Humility in the Storm of Leadership

Humility is a much admired Leadership trait, but perhaps something awarded more as judgement on our actions than a specific skill or behaviour that you or i can learn: it’s experienced through our impact on others, and the way that … Continue reading

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Storytelling Experiment: Day 4 – Amplification

I have been #WorkingOutLoud all week, sharing a 5 Day Experiment into Storytelling for Social Leadership. This is the Day 4 activity, which considers how stories may be Amplified. Instead of thinking about ways to push harder, or turn the … Continue reading

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The Strength of Social Leaders

I wanted to strip down this post to the essence of Social Leadership: building a movement, nurturing others, putting your shoulder to the cart. The Social Age takes us beyond the context of winning through knowledge, power, and noise alone: … Continue reading

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A New Lens

You can’t always stare harder to spot an answer: sometimes, you need to switch to a new lens. And sometimes, you have to grind this new lens yourself. I use this analogy when talking about the journey to Social Leadership: … Continue reading

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