Tag Archives: humility

The Post Hoc Rationalisation Fallacy

I suspect it’s true that many organisations are highly successful almost despite everything that they do in the formal space to make themselves so. They are successful not because of hierarchy, rules, systems, or control, but rather because they are … Continue reading

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Story Listening

Part of #WorkingOutLoud is to continually revisit your work, iterating new ideas as you prototype and trial things out in practice. With that in mind, i’ve been sharing some new language around ‘Story Listening’, to sit as part of developing … Continue reading

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Complex Collaboration

One of the core themes around the Socially Dynamic Organisation is that it deeply connected: not simply through formal hierarchy, but through webs of trust, reputation, respect, and fairness. These bonds sit primarily within the social system, hence the journey … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Taking Stock

Today i’ve been completing the section of the new Social Leadership book with ten activities around ‘Social Capital‘. This is the ability to survive and thrive in the Social Age: an ability to navigate the landscape, and to help others … Continue reading

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12 Aspects of the Social Age

In the Social Age, everything has changed. The Social Contract between organisation and individual is fractured, the nature of work is changing, we’ve seen the democratisation of communication and the devolution of creativity, with the old structures of power and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Me, It’s You. Dynamic vs Directed Change In The NHS

The geolocation of problems is one of the most insidious barriers to change: within many groups you find that the problems are laid elsewhere. There is a sense that change is needed, that we, we fortunate few, understand and are … Continue reading

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Spotlight on the Social Age: Social Leadership

I’ve just published my 2016 Map of the Social Age and thought i’d follow up by highlighting some key sections and expanding a little. I’ll start with Social Leadership. The premise of Social Leadership is this: we exist in two … Continue reading

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