Tag Archives: Leadership

Intractable Resistance: Frustrated Change

There is a familiar dilemma around change: if we focus on small and manageable projects, it’s easy to define, easy to achieve, but ultimately often fragmented and ineffective when it comes to addressing the wider challenge. But if we focus … Continue reading

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Bonds of Power, Bonds of Trust

The Social bonds within an organisation cross over the formal structure: whilst formal relationships are forged on bonds of power, social ones are founded upon reputation and trust. The Organisation is able to see, own, and control the formal bonds, … Continue reading

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Design Layout: Social Leadership – my 1st 100 Days

I just landed from the flight back from San Francisco, and what better treat to be waiting for me than the design layout for the new book. I hope you’ll forgive a brief post as I’m rather tired, but in … Continue reading

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Collaboration: What You Do, Not What You Say

There’s a great deal of talk about collaboration: software to facilitate it, leaders who enable it, innovation as a result of it. But collaboration is an output from a system, not an instruction to it. We can talk all we … Continue reading

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Resilience: Technology, Community, and Power

I’m working on a new session to deliver this afternoon around resilience in organisations: our ability to become less brittle in the face of asymmetric and unknown disruption. I’m primarily concerned with linking up three separate streams of work: the … Continue reading

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Choose Wisely: Survival Skills for the Social Age

I remember choosing my first Swiss army knife: there was a large cabinet with a choice of about 40 different knives, a bewildering and beguiling selection for a young child. They all had a basic knife: the decision was what … Continue reading

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Social Leaders Do What’s Right, Not Just Easy

It’s a fine line: working within an organisation we have to fit within certain systems, take certain actions that are governed by the rules and social pressures of the organisation, but ultimately there’s a point where we have to take … Continue reading

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