Tag Archives: Leadership

Collective Capability

I’ve been in Amsterdam today, discussing leadership and change: our conversation turned to power, and how established power, codified strength, can be the very thing that holds us static, that resists change. This dichotomy is a struggle: when our strength … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: Structural and Social Authority

Social Leadership is not simply another type of power that exists within a formal system: it’s a reputation led authority that exists outside the system. Whilst an organisation can give you a role, a position within a structural hierarchy, only … Continue reading

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Mythology

When we write our story of the past, we memorialise our journey, and this act of ossification is as true for organisations as it is for individuals. We chose one narrative as dominant, selectively filtering to give a coherence that … Continue reading

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The New World of Work is Not Work

Yesterday i ran the first of six sessions in California, exploring aspects of the Social Age: we started by exploring where we go ‘Beyond Organisations’, and today i will move into ‘The Storytelling Leader’, before tackling ‘Innovation & Disruption’, and … Continue reading

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Ecosystem change & Organisational Design [part 1]

Where will we go, beyond Organisations? Much Organisational Design today is based upon outdated principles of collectivism, and effect at scale, through hierarchy and control, in a world that sees the democratisation of innovation, a rebalancing of power, and evolved … Continue reading

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Crowds

I recently shared a taxonomy of Social organisation, looking at ‘tribal’ structures, ‘communities’, and ‘organisations’. I’m continuing to evolve this, partly to allow me to try out new language. The vocabulary we use, to describe things, is laden with predetermined … Continue reading

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Domain Specificity into a Generalised Specificity

This is a conversation about the future of work. Consider this a half formed thought, but one which i’ve been chasing around for a while now. As part of the work exploring where we go, ‘Beyond Organisations’, and linked into … Continue reading

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