Tag Archives: Kindness

Why Kindness Counts

Again, today, i found myself shying away from saying ‘kindness counts’, or rather i found myself apologising for saying it. Whenever i use the term, i fear it sounds weak, it sounds like a predictable liberal statement, more about ‘niceness’ … Continue reading

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Humility: A Reflection On Social Leadership

I wanted to write an illustrated essay on humility in leadership, and this is the full first draft, shared as part of #WorkingOutLoud. There is still some work to go on this, so please accept it as it is, unproofed, … Continue reading

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Rituals, Artefacts, and the Cohesive Forces of Community

When i met with Valerie yesterday, she gave me a gift: a small wooden pebble, decorated with some indigenous art, inscribed with the word ‘vision’. She gave different pebbles to other people, each different: considered, kind, meaningful. And worthless. At … Continue reading

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10 Things a Social Leader Does

Social Leadership is contextual and consensual: it’s a type of authority granted by the community, founded upon our reputation and social capital. Social Leadership complements formal leadership, but works in places where formal leadership cannot reach: our communities. And that’s … Continue reading

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A Great Surprise: Thank You

With great surprise, i was very flattered and somewhat humbled to receive the ‘Services to Learning’ award from the Learning Performance Institute in London last night. Surprised, as it came out of the blue, and humbled because i feel my … 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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That Was 2015

In 2015 i wrote almost 130,000 words on the blog, plus the manuscripts for the new book on ‘Organisational Change in the Social Age’, half the manuscript for ‘Guidebook to the Social Age’, and some preliminary research for a book … Continue reading

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