Tag Archives: Leadership

Core skills to navigate the Social Age

A premise of the Social Age is change: change in our ecosystem, change in the Social Contract, changes in how we work, learn, communicate and play. The skills we used to navigate the Knowledge Age will not suffice for the … Continue reading

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Here Be Dragons: The Ecosystem of the Social Age

The world has changed: everyone can feel it, but it’s not always clear what to do about it. There’s a sense of restlessness: hierarchies of power and control are being edged out by more collaborative, competitive, evolutionary and relevant business … Continue reading

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A Guide to Developing Social Leadership

Formal authority is bestowed by the organisation: codified in position within a hierarchy. It’s the power and influence of last resort, backed up by “because i told you so“. Social authority, by contrast, is granted by the community, founded upon … Continue reading

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4 Aspects of the Agile Organisation

Agility is the ability to respond adaptively: not with one approach, but with many, facilitated by our ability to question, understand and act. It’s about solving a problem today and doing it differently tomorrow, but being effective at every step. … Continue reading

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The Leadership Myth

The early days in a formal leadership role are important: it’s where we set the foundations of our aura. It’s where we define what we will be doing and what is most certainly out of our remit. It’s where we … Continue reading

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The Ladder to Leadership

Where does it start? You reply to the advert, get an interview, shortlisted and complete the psychometrics. You get the letter and go through induction, new starter, first team leadership role and finally management. A function, a department, a Division, … Continue reading

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The #SocialAge Safari: a Learning Conference in 2015

In April next year, i’m curating a new conference: it’s called the Social Age Safari and it’s a 2 day, open session conference where we will co-create a narrative around the new realities of learning and leading. It’s designed to … Continue reading

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