Tag Archives: Leadership


My work over the last two years has involved diving quite deeply into the ‘Social Currencies’ that bind together (or drive apart) our social context. This is a world governed by gut instinct, feeling, the things we ‘believe’ or hope … Continue reading

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The Stories We Hide

We grow out of stories: the ones gifted to us by our family, or imposed upon us by society. These stories shape us, and sometimes we celebrate them, or choose to leave them behind. In many ways we are nothing … Continue reading

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Clarity, Simplicity and Certainty

This morning i was lucky to host an online group for a Leadership Campfire around ‘Accountability’, where we considered the formal and social structures within which we construct our sense of consequence and action. This afternoon i’m running an in … Continue reading

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When seeking to win, it’s important to understand the location, and nature, of the finish line. Too easily we have come to accept that the market provides the illumination for this, that the finish line is painted in dollars and … Continue reading

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‘The Humble Leader’ book on Kickstarter

There are just three days left to support my new book, ‘The Humble Leader’ over on Kickstarter: this is a guided reflection in Social Leadership, considering the role of humility in our practice. It’s a small and beautiful hard back … Continue reading

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It’s a common feature of my conversations within a whole range of Organisations that people are busy: in fact, it’s consistently the #1 thing that people say that they need more of in order to learn, or to effect change. … Continue reading

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‘The Humble Leader’ book launches today

My new book, ‘The Humble Leader’ launches today. Through nine chapters it forms an exploration of what humility means, how it is judged, what it gives us, and what is the cost. It’s not a book of theory or models, … Continue reading

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Countdown to The Humble Leader

My next book, ‘The Humble Leader’ will be published via a Kickstarter campaign from 25th May. This is a little different from the usual publication route, which partly reflects the interest i have had in this work. The book has … Continue reading

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Building Culture

I’m off to Orlando today for the ATD Conference next week, where i’m sharing a session on ‘Building Culture’ with my friends over at Novartis. As i prepare for the session (it’s a long flight) i find myself thinking about … Continue reading

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The Power of a Leader

I’ve been revisiting the Social Leadership ‘Power and Potential’ enquiry framework today, as part of a session exploring ‘the point of a leader’. Is the role of a leader to put energy into a system, or to create space for … Continue reading

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