Tag Archives: Power

Space and Power

Around the world, spaces lie empty: University and Organisational campuses, Head Offices, Industrial Parks and Innovation Spaces. Their populations have not disappeared, but rather dispersed: home working, connected by technology, remote, but not apart. But not together in the same … Continue reading

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Learning Leadership: Understanding Fear, Silence, and Constraint in the Experience

In 2018 i carried out research into Leadership using double sided graffiti walls: on one side, in full view, people illustrated and tagged what ‘leadership’ meant to them. On the back, out of sight, their remit was to deface leadership, … Continue reading

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Social Movements: Activism and Power

Society is a structure of codified power, reflected in the shadows of architecture, institution, and opportunity. It’s an unequal narrative traded in stories, and experienced through language, action, and inaction. The ways that things ‘just are’ are the ways that … Continue reading

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The Nature of Leadership

Leadership is an endemic term, more often used to describe a desired outcome than a specific set of skills or behaviours, and more often describing those things that we like or aspire to than to those that we actually experience, … Continue reading

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Domain to Dynamic: A New Model of Organisational Design [Pt 2] – Forces of the Social Age

Yesterday i started a new series exploring the need for a new model of Organisational Design: the move from the Domain Organisation, to the Socially Dynamic one. I introduced a definition of an Organisation as an entity of ‘collectivism’ to … Continue reading

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Domain to Dynamic: A New Model of Organisational Design [Pt 1]

The design of our Organisations of today is largely a legacy of industrial design, and the search for effectiveness at scale: it is a model that has served us well into the Digital Age, but may fall short in the … Continue reading

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Storytelling Experiment: Day 1 – Power

I am #WorkingOutLoud this week, prototyping a format of ‘5 Day Experiments’ for busy and aspiring Social Leaders. It’s not dissimilar to the approach i take in my book on ‘Social Leadership: My 1st 100 Days’, which also works on … Continue reading

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Guide to the Social Age 2019: Power

The Social Age is a time of rebalanced power: in this, the ninth in a series of articles exploring my Map of the Social Age for 2019, i want to consider ‘power’. The structures it’s held within, and the dynamic … Continue reading

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Guide to the Social Age 2019: New Citizenship

This is the seventh in a series of a dozen essays based around my new Map of the Social Age for 2019. The map illustrates some of the key areas i’m looking at this year, but is not definitive: this … Continue reading

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Guide to the Social Age 2019: Algorithmic Wars

This is the fourth in a series of articles exploring ‘The Social Age 2019’. I redraw the map every year, so the work is cumulative over time. Today, Algorithmic War: how our evolving relationship with knowledge is shifting everything. Humans … Continue reading

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