Tag Archives: Power

Bonds of Power, Bonds of Trust

The Social bonds within an organisation cross over the formal structure: whilst formal relationships are forged on bonds of power, social ones are founded upon reputation and trust. The Organisation is able to see, own, and control the formal bonds, … Continue reading

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Complex Collaboration

One of the core themes around the Socially Dynamic Organisation is that it deeply connected: not simply through formal hierarchy, but through webs of trust, reputation, respect, and fairness. These bonds sit primarily within the social system, hence the journey … Continue reading

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Projects: The Enemy of Change?

To adapt our organisations to thrive in the Social Age will require a holistic pattern of adaptation: you cannot fix an ecosystem challenge with a single touch point. Reflecting on this got me thinking about projects, and more specifically whether … Continue reading

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Black Swans: Disruption of Power. A #WorkingOutLoud post

As this is a writing week, i’m focussed on long form writing, so not writing much new just for the blog (which i count as my ‘first reflective space‘, my daily musings). Instead, i’m #WorkingOutLoud and sharing elements of the … Continue reading

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#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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