Tag Archives: Leadership

The Humble Leader

Today i completed the manuscript for ‘The Humble Leader’, a reflection on humility in Social Leadership. It’s structured as a series of standalone pieces, each of which consists a personal reflection, and some questions to ask of ourselves or others. … Continue reading

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To Build Gateways

As communities find their unity, they build their walls: the forces that bring us together also hold us apart. One role of Social Leaders is to build gateways, and to be mindful of how those gateways are guarded: it’s not … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: An Endless Weight

Quiet Leadership explores how, through the smallest of actions, we improve the system around us. It’s about leadership in the everyday, with humility, through kindness, fairness, and with grace. The final section, on ‘Grace’, is about a fluidity of style, … Continue reading

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Community Building: Space and Gateways

Just #WorkingOutLoud today to share two new illustrations around the Community Building work. This first one is about our role as Community Builders: it sits alongside a questions that asks which ‘self’ people can bring into a Community. It’s part … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: How Do You Experience Fairness?

Part 3 of the Quiet Leadership work explores the notion of ‘fairness’: how do we experience it, who is responsible for it, and what are the tensions that act upon it? In the metaphor of the Organisation as Ecosystem, i … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Is Kindness A Friction Upon The System?

Part of Social Leadership is a willingness to look inwards: to take our assumptions and explore them from different angles and perspectives. Some of that reflective work we can do ourselves, whilst for other parts, to look into our shadow, … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Kindness

I am working on the design of the second week of the Quiet Leadership journey, which considers ‘kindness’. I have written about kindness quite frequently before, but this is my first attempt to consider it in a deliberately developmental way: … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: The Organisation as Ecosystem

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud to share more of the emerging illustrations from the Quiet Leadership work: this one explores the ‘Organisation as Ecosystem’, a theme i have circled around from a number of directions in my broader work, but which … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: A View of Humility

Humility is a judgement on our actions, not a badge that we can claim, and by that nature it is a hard thing to seek: if we ‘try’ to be humble to be more successful, we may be deemed to … Continue reading

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Quiet Leadership: Degrading our Ecosystem

Every day, through small actions, we both enhance, and degrade, the ecosystem that we exist within: in the work on Quiet Leadership i consider the Organisation itself as an ecosystem, a forest, filled with trees and shrubs, streams and rivers, … Continue reading

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