Tag Archives: Power

#WorkingOutLoud on the Culture Explorer Programme

Today i am just #WorkingOutLoud as i start to wrap up development of the new Culture Explorer work. I’ve run three full prototypes of this new programme, and as is typical at this stage, have cycled through about sixty percent … Continue reading

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Your Power

Today i am just #workingOutLoud reflecting on Power. We inhabit not one, but multiple systems of power: some codified, formal and visible, others hidden, or highly contextual. But all interacting in different ways with one another. Power does not operate … Continue reading

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The Fragility of Power

All power has boundaries, all can be opposed. When we consider ‘power’ within our systems, we often think about gain, about strength, but equally valuable is to consider our fragility. Where do the edges lie, and what can split it … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Culture and Power

Just a simple illustration today: that culture is a landscape, but we feel the weather differently, dependant upon where we stand . This piece considers ‘power’ and the ways that it acts upon us. For example, our ‘reputation’ may be … Continue reading

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All About Power

One of the central features of the Social Age is a rebalancing of power, held into a shift towards more multi dimensional landscapes of power. In general, we see that the individual, with Social Authority, held within community, can find … Continue reading

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Culture

To the extent that it is discernible at all, culture is held in our lived experience, framed by the architectural structures of the built environment, our behavioural and codified rituals, our systems of individual and shared belief, imbued tokens of … Continue reading

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Mission, Culture, Values

In ‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’ i explored a new model of Organisational design, based upon the notion that the context of Organisations has evolved (the Social Age), the nature of engagement has shifted (to intersection of formal and social), and … Continue reading

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Clinging On

On holiday last week i found myself walking down a green lane in Wales, clearly an ancient boundary. The road was sunk down maybe ten feet, eroded by the feet and hooves of countless journeys, topped by a mound of … Continue reading

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The Power of a Leader

I’ve been revisiting the Social Leadership ‘Power and Potential’ enquiry framework today, as part of a session exploring ‘the point of a leader’. Is the role of a leader to put energy into a system, or to create space for … Continue reading

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King of the World?

This piece is a cautious addition to collection of work exploring the context of the Social Age: within that work i have previously addressed (amongst other aspects) questions of citizenship beyond nations, identity in online spaces, modes of belonging, the … Continue reading

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