Tag Archives: Reflection

The Notebook

I must admit to rampant curiosity: the man sat opposite me on the train is surrounded by notebooks. Most old and battered, some new, and the one nearest to me, the only one i can read, labelled ‘scrap’. He is … Continue reading

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Reflection On Writing

I am happy when writing, somewhat to the annoyance of my writing friends. Most of them are better writers than me, because they work at it. I just tend to disengage the brain and set off, seeing where my fingers … Continue reading

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Morocco Diary: Reflections

You can leave the Sahara but, it appears, it never leaves you. I spent an hour yesterday scouring the seams and pockets of my waxed canvas bag, trying to dislodge the fine grained sand, seemingly stuck by glue to every … Continue reading

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Humility: A Reflection On Social Leadership

I wanted to write an illustrated essay on humility in leadership, and this is the full first draft, shared as part of #WorkingOutLoud. There is still some work to go on this, so please accept it as it is, unproofed, … Continue reading

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Humility

Yesterday i shared a short introduction to an idea for an essay on ‘The Humble Leader’. Today, i have felt encouraged to build the idea out further. This is a rewrite, and substantial build upon, yesterdays post. Part 1: Society … Continue reading

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On Learning

‘Learning’ is probably a more visceral, and less refined experience than we care to believe is true: a lurching series of beliefs, rationalised in retrospect, validated in our preconceptions and bias. Very little learning happens in isolation of context: either … Continue reading

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Thoughtful Abstractions

The Social world is complex, contextual, adaptive. There are no quick fixes: instead, our focus should be on how we create the conditions for success. As i sit on the train, writing, there is an advert in front of me. … Continue reading

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