Tag Archives: Momentum

Storytelling through Change

Yesterday i wrote about the change journey: the ways we build alignment, momentum and lead, eventually, to transformation. Today, i want to revisit that diagram and add in the storytelling element. In change, we use three levels of narrative: personal … Continue reading

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From Disturbance to Transformation: a change journey

Change is about momentum. We start with disturbance, either from within or imposed from outside (environmental, market or third party). From momentum for change we move to strategy: our best shot at direction. Our intent is then amplified: we raise … Continue reading

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Breaking Convention

When BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones walked onto my TV this morning, the first thing i noticed was that he was wearing his Google Glasses: wearable technology with sharing and collaboration at it’s heart. He wasn’t there to talk about … Continue reading

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Linking formal and social authority in Social Leadership

Social leaders operate across both formal and social spaces: this is what gives the model it’s authority, the fact that it recognises the evolving environment of work and the convergence of these two spaces. I was talking to a few … Continue reading

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Healthcare radicals: momentum for change

I’ve been talking today with a community who are becoming change agents: disruptive healthcare radicals who are trying to upset the status quo and drive reform through action. They are uniting around common values, around models for change, around the … Continue reading

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Learning Leadership: how doing nothing can be more powerful than trying to do everything.

Leadership can be as much about creating space as it is about taking actions. It’s a hot topic at the moment: ‘what is leadership?’, ‘can you learn leadership’, ‘are leaders born or made’? But leadership is not always about doing … Continue reading

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Building a ‘Results Logbook’: an alternative view of the footsteps we take out of learning.

We often build ‘activity plans‘ to take out of a piece of learning: it’s a way of capturing actions that we hope will drive us to change behaviours. Sometimes, with sufficient motivation and coaching, it works! But a different approach … Continue reading

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Gathering momentum. How to start the change wagon rolling.

There’s a great deal of inertia within any system, and this is as true of social systems as it is of mechanical ones. Change is hard to implement and hard to accept in many cases. The challenge is to build … Continue reading

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Rolling stones. The importance of generating momentum in learning.

One thing leads to another. Cause and effect, but, you know what they say: the first step is the hardest. Well, it’s kind of true of many things, and learning journeys are no different. It’s easy to think about it, … Continue reading

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