Tag Archives: Power

#Writing Weeks: Setting the Rules

You may have heard me say that i’m trying to take one full week a month for pure writing: it’s a luxury, yes, but i really find value in that type of uninterrupted time, especially when it comes time to … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Illustrating Social Leadership: my 1st 100 days book

Whilst travelling in Canada, i’m focussing on illustrations for ‘Social Leadership – my 1st 100 days‘, and made some progress yesterday. Still feeling somewhat daunted: six down, 94 to go… but you only make long journeys in short steps. Today, … Continue reading

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Blowing In The Wind

Trees move in the wind: they bend, because the alternative is to break. I’m feeling deeply curious about systems at the moment: systems of power, systems of communication, formal and social systems, and so on. Particularly in how they are … Continue reading

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To Seek A Truth

One cannot help but be caught up in the frenzy of thinking and discussion around politics, truth or post truth, facts or lack thereof, communication, and change. There’s no doubt that a lot is happening. I’m deeply uneasy: not specifically … Continue reading

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Trump: Communication in the Social Age

The early stages of the Trump presidency are seeing the battle lines drawn between formal media organisations and social power. It’s a complex conflict: partly a tension between different types of power, partly a battle between establishment and a newly … Continue reading

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Peace: Dialogue

What is the nature of peace? A simple absence of conflicts, or a positive force in itself? Is peace the outcome, or the process? As i think about the ways that power is held and exerted at the highest levels … Continue reading

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The Futility of Peace

I have been reflecting on ‘types of power‘ recently, which has tipped me into thinking about peace. Some power is defined internally, by our ability to influence or command, whilst another type is defined in opposition: by holding the contrary … Continue reading

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