Tag Archives: Kindness

Reach Out In Kindness

I realise i am writing a series of posts about culture, kindness, and the costs of isolation: this was not an intentional theme, but i guess a result of both exhaustion and sense of vulnerability. I have really focussed my … Continue reading

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The Society We Deserve

The society we desire may not be the society that we deserve: the first is a projection in our minds, and the second is the result of our actions. If we focus our efforts on delivering value within our Organisations, … Continue reading

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To Carry the Weight

Change is to carry a heavy weight: we can theorise, conceptualise, plan and direct, but none of that activity breaks a sweat and forms a blister. To drive change comes at a cost, and someone will have to bear it. … Continue reading

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Community and Biscuits

Some time ago i wrote about the popup coffee stall at my local station: at that time, i was exploring ideas of Community, and the relationship to space. Since then, the coffee stall has evolved, out of a van, through … Continue reading

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The Intent of Kindness

To act in kindness is to help others, not for your own benefit, but solely for theirs. Or so thought Aristotle, one of many social commentators who has professed a view. In the context of a reputation economy, i guess … Continue reading

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Social Leadership in Practice: The Smallest Ways

I’ve recently taken to describing how we all, in small ways, degrade the system around us: through our actions, our limited vision, or the actions that hold us safe. We do this not because we are bad people, but rather … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Looking Down

When i was studying architectural history for a while, one of the lessons i learned was ‘always look up’. When you walk along a street, you see the modern facades at street level, but by looking up, you see the … Continue reading

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5 Things A Social Leader Does Every Day

Social Leadership is not just about thinking, it’s about taking action, every day. The culture of an organisation is co-created through the actions of every individual, in the moment, through the things they say and do. So whilst our journey … Continue reading

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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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