Tag Archives: Leadership

Your Journey – a Step or a Space?

We sometimes present learning as a narrative: a journey with a starting point (here, in our ignorance) and an end point (over there, basking in enlightenment). We measure ‘progress’ and seek insight by staring into the distance. Perhaps our own … Continue reading

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Resources

This week i have launched a new Social Leadership Daily publication on SubStack as my first subscription service. It’s an exploration of new modes of publishing and tentatively forms a sequel to my book on ‘Social Leadership: My 1st 100 … Continue reading

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Kindness

I’m guiding another Open Cohort through the Quiet Leadership work tonight: in the second session we consider ‘Kindness’ and the ways that we spend this social currency. Kindness is interesting: most people believe that it is important to be kind, … Continue reading

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Capability: Plug and Play or Plant and Grow?

It’s easy to think of an Organisation as a structure that we must plug people into – domains and hierarchy trick us into this view. This will give us one type of capability: a known one, a predictable one. A … Continue reading

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A Sketch on Learning Leadership

Coming back from two weeks holiday, i wanted to jump back into writing with a perfectly formed idea: instead, i have only this. A sketch so imperfect that i am loathe to share it. It’s a sketch of a learning … Continue reading

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The Steps You Take Today

If Organisations describe their cultural transformation as a journey of 10,000 steps, then Quiet Leadership is the first three of those, but the ones that you take today. Quiet Leadership is a model of leadership through the smallest of actions, … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on ‘The Experimental Organisation’ – Frames

This is one of a series of posts as i build out an initial framework for the book on ‘The Experimental Organisation’. In this piece i explore the question of ‘where’ we experiment, and introduce the idea of three spaces: … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: One Subject, Two Books

This summer i am publishing two books in parallel: ‘Quiet Leadership’ and ‘The Humble Leader’. Both explore the same topic, but through two different mechanisms, and this week both have moved into production, which is an exciting time! Quiet Leadership … Continue reading

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The Strength of Culture

The strength of a culture is held more within the smallest of individual actions than through tidal waves of aspiration.

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Illustrating ‘The Humble Leader’ #3

Two more illustrations completed today, which just leaves one to go! I’ve really enjoyed creating the images for this new book, although i notice an interesting evolution of my drawing style: clearly having illustrated on the iPad so much over … Continue reading

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