Tag Archives: Kindness

#WorkingOutLoud on Quiet Leadership

I’ve spent today easing myself into some work around ‘Quiet Leadership’: it’s an attempt to build a vocabulary around the type of leadership that operates beyond heroes, the behaviours that gently weave the culture of an Organisation, and lay the … 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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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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