Tag Archives: Social Age

The Power of Stories

Yesterday i wrote about ‘story listening’. Today, i want to reflect on just what stories are: who owns them, how do they flow, how dangerous are they, and how important they are within the context of the Social Age. Stories … Continue reading

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Types of Power: Manifestations of Control

I’m reflecting on inertia today: many organisations desire agility, want to change, intend to do better, and yet fall to constraint. Within the work on the Socially Dynamic Organisation, ‘constraint’ is a state of well intentioned inability: an inability to … Continue reading

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The Social Revolution

I describe the Social Age: the new world we live in, an ecosystem of constant change. An evolved space that is characterised by the democratisation of power, the rise of Social Authority, the rapid iteration and holistic impacts of new … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Developing a Social Leadership Workshop

Today, i’m #WorkingOutLoud on the design of a new, two day long, Social Leadership workshop. I’ve decided to share it, because it’s actually quite useful i think to show the narrative structure, the way my thinking runs through it, from … Continue reading

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Government. But By Whom?

This is an early stage #WorkingOutLoud post, reflecting on the disruption, or evolution, of government itself. Recently i’ve been fascinated by the lack of opportunity for engagement in democracy, and indeed about the widest principles of democracy: at a time … Continue reading

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The Walls That Tumble Down

Our experience is one of two systems: ‘formal’ systems, of technology, visible organisation, and formal power, and ‘social’ systems, systems of reputation, relationships, and trust, the two systems superimposed, one upon the other. The formal system is the visible one, … Continue reading

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The Fear

There are two consistent aspects of the conversations that i have around the Social Age: what can it give us, and what should we fear. More specifically, ‘how can we exploit it’, and ‘what if we don’t like it’. Both … Continue reading

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