Tag Archives: Leadership

The Socially Dynamic Organisation: Connected, Adapted, Fluid

Within the Dynamic Change Framework we explore three manifestations of change within an organisation: the Resistant organisation, which denies any permission to change, the Constrained organisation, which wants to change but is fundamentally unable to relinquish the control to do … Continue reading

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Subverting The System

When we look at the behaviours of Social Learning communities, or the behaviours we see in the communities around Social Leadership, we see many that carry positive connotations: nurturing, enabling, challenging, supporting, storytelling, sharing, and rehearsing. But one behaviour stands … Continue reading

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The Limits of Hierarchy: Brittle Systems

I’ve spent some time over the last few weeks exploring the space of ‘Black Swan’ events and the limits of hierarchy. At the heart of the framework are a series of counterpoint notions: Known Frames (the context we operate within) … Continue reading

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The Fictional Leader

I spent this afternoon with a great team, putting together what the curriculum for a postgraduate qualification in Learning and Development would look like. We threw out ideas of ‘what would make someone excellent as a leader’. We were, if … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud – Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy

A very early stage #WorkingOutLoud post today as i start work on a more academic paper entitled ‘Black Swans and the Limits of Hierarchy’. I’m not going to get into much detail here, but the notion of ‘black swan’ events, … Continue reading

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Provocative Writing for a Better World: #WorkingOutLoud on an Experiment for the Social Age

I knew the experiment was working when i felt uncomfortable: sat on the plane, with the first copy in my hand, i worried what other people would think, how they would respond to the writing, how they would feel about … Continue reading

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Community Graffiti

Where do you turn when you need a graffiti artist? Today, i turned to the community, and within three hours i had twenty two. All recommendations from the community: validated, introduced, recommended. It’s not coincidence: we curate our communities, we … Continue reading

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