Tag Archives: Leadership

Stories from Berlin

I’m off to Berlin today: as well as some smart clothes and a good pair of boots to walk around in, i’ve packed my camera. I’ll have some time to explore, and the experience of walking round a city, ferreting … Continue reading

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Leading at the Intersection: Challenge and Opportunity

Social Leadership describes a form of leadership at the intersection of formal and social systems: as our Organisations become increasingly blurred, multi-dimensional, with less distinction between the ‘owned’ and ‘influenced’, more permeable, fluid in organisation, or simply fearful or desperate, … Continue reading

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Launching ’These Are Me: The Identity Project’

Today is a soft launch for ‘These Are Me – The Identity Project’. This small scale qualitative research project explores our identity (or rather, our identities!), through interviews. The aim of this work is simply to collect these Identity Stories, … Continue reading

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Nested Structures

Many things stack up: structures, systems, even knowledge and understanding. Perhaps identity itself. Take our social systems: we tend to describe that we know ‘ourself’ (the basic unit of a social system, i guess), and from there we describe one … Continue reading

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Future of Work: Options – Questions

I am not alone in saying that train and plane time is valuable, but in two flavours. The train that i am currently on has no WiFi of any use, and no real phone signal, so it’s enforced ‘offline time’. … Continue reading

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Human[KIND]

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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Accountability

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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