Tag Archives: Social Authority

The Invisible Organisation: Why Social Leadership?

The answer to the questions ‘why Social Leadership?‘ may rather miss the point: it’s not so much a question of ‘why Social?‘, as much as a question of ‘why not just Formal?‘. Within the visible organisation, within the formal hierarchy, … Continue reading

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Reputation: A Work In Progress

Reputation sits at the heart of Social Leadership: it’s earned within our communities, through the actions that we take, and, if we earn it well, it acts as the foundation of our Social Authority. But reputation is not carved from … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Social Leadership Illustrations

I’m really trying to focus to get to the illustrations completed for the book on ‘Social Leadership: my 1st 100 days‘. Today, i completed a further ten, mainly around Social Authority, and sharing a couple here, the first of which … Continue reading

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Disrupting Power

I am writing today about power, about different forms of power, and the structures that it is held within. This relates to a number of strands of work that I’m exploring at the moment, from resilience, to Social Leadership, and … Continue reading

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The Tension Between Formal And Social Leadership

Organisations need strong formal leadership: the things we have always done, the power we have always used. Leadership within a hierarchy, under the sanction of the organisation itself. An expression of authority based upon position and absolute control. They still … Continue reading

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The Socially Dynamic Organisation: Connected, Adapted, Fluid

Within the Dynamic Change Framework we explore three manifestations of change within an organisation: the Resistant organisation, which denies any permission to change, the Constrained organisation, which wants to change but is fundamentally unable to relinquish the control to do … Continue reading

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Aspects of Social Leadership #1

I’m focussing effort on completing the 2nd Edition of the Social Leadership Handbook this week and next: with that in mind, expect a series of slightly disconnected reflective pieces as i #WorkOutLoud and review old ideas and generate new ones! … Continue reading

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