Tag Archives: Journey

Prototyping Quiet Leadership

Over the last several months i have been sharing some new work around Quiet Leadership: it’s about our individual actions and mindset, and the ways that we weave strength into the social system. It’s a view of leadership beyond heroes: … Continue reading

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Iceland: Transitions

Transitional spaces seem to have particular importance and prominence on islands: harbours, estuaries, and airports being the touchpoints between the island and elsewhere. Both functional and metaphorical, they are the gateways. It’s from these spaces that all roads and rivers … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

We all know it, but sometimes the realisation eludes us: perspective is a limiting thing. We are surrounded by walls of our own making. Constrained by our experience of the everyday, fooled into believing that the things we know to … Continue reading

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Words About Learning: Transition

Spending tonight as an airport hotel: tedious spaces divorced from any notion, any semblance of normality. Not even a footpath back to civilisation: this is a transitional space, a space between where i came from and where i want to … Continue reading

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Every Time: Reflecting on Learning

One of the things i really enjoy is the periodic opportunity to run Masterclasses around aspects of the Social Age. For me,these are co-creative events, storytelling exercises, where we explore together. And every time, they’re different. The reason is because … Continue reading

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Frontier

A long drive down through the mountains today: almost three hundred miles, through the passes, across the plains, down towards Denver. In modern cars, you’re insulated: isolated. Detached. But still some sense of the pioneers. Cruise control engaged, all i … Continue reading

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My story runs through this place

Mine are the only footprints on this beach: stretching in front of me as i trace my return journey. I am toe to toe with myself as i wander back along the shoreline, the sun setting ruby red into the … Continue reading

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Achievement, reward and shared success in learning.

In a follow up to yesterday’s post, i can report that we were successful in our adventure. The rewards for success? To sit in the sun with a cider and share stories from the trip. No certificate, no qualification, no … Continue reading

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Heading North: The end of the Journey.

All things come to pass. All journeys have a start and and end, and my journey ends tomorrow. Or at least, the physical act of travelling ends tomorrow. Maybe there is more to exploring and travelling than simply getting from … Continue reading

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Heading North: Charts and maps and seeing how far you’ve come.

When you’re travelling, sooner or later you realise that you’ve gone a long way. With a sea voyage, you don’t go a long way fast, but rather by just chugging on, day and night, eating away at the miles. Suddenly, … Continue reading

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