Tag Archives: Reflection

Social Leadership: Exploring your Power and Potential

To become a Social Leader is a journey through a landscape, and probably one without end: it is something we strive for, but which constantly changes before us. For example: i have found myself thrashing around over the last few … 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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The Landscape of Curiosity and Mountain of Creativity: Social and Collaborative Learning

Next month i have been asked to run a session on ‘Curiosity and Creativity’ in the design of effective remote learning, which has given me an opportunity to revisit this work and build out some practical design ideas. I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Restless Energy

I find it valuable to remember that our energy is not limitless, nor our direction set. We must constantly course correct and remember that it’s as important to put things down as to pick new things up. I took last … Continue reading

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Aspects of Learning, Rehearsal, and Performance

Yesterday i provided an overview of how a Socially Dynamic Organisation will retain three clearly differentiated spaces, each of which is adequately supported, led, and engaged in, both by formal leadership, and individual members. The ability to hold these spaces … Continue reading

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Blast Off: ‘To the Moon and Back’ – Launching Today

My new book is published today: ‘To the Moon and Back: Leadership Reflections from Apollo’ takes us on a journey through eight stories about the Apollo programme. It explores how we set foot on the moon, then gave it all … Continue reading

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The Intent of Kindness

To act in kindness is to help others, not for your own benefit, but solely for theirs. Or so thought Aristotle, one of many social commentators who has professed a view. In the context of a reputation economy, i guess … Continue reading

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My Father

My father died yesterday. A peaceful end to a long and eventful journey. I am overwhelmingly sad, tempered by a gratitude for what he gave us, and how we were able to be together at the end. Writing about it … Continue reading

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I am an Island

We share a different story in every direction that we face: we make parts of our journey alone. On our island, we can tend to the land, we can build a house. We can shape the landscape, and look out … Continue reading

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Leadership Reflections from Apollo: #WorkingOutLoud

As well as the main chapters for the Guidebook, there are some shorter topics that will be covered in breakout boxes. Today i am sharing three of these as part of #WorkingOutLoud. Reflection: Orbit If you are a mathematician, or … Continue reading

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