Tag Archives: Social Leadership

#WorkingOutLoud on Quiet Leadership

I’ve spent today easing myself into some work around ‘Quiet Leadership’: it’s an attempt to build a vocabulary around the type of leadership that operates beyond heroes, the behaviours that gently weave the culture of an Organisation, and lay the … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on Gentle Leadership

I’m building out a short programme and writing around ‘Gentle Leadership’ (or Quiet Leadership – i have not decided yet). It’s centred around the notion of ‘leadership without heroes’, instead focussed on the small actions of the everyday, and the … Continue reading

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Humility in the Storm of Leadership

Humility is a much admired Leadership trait, but perhaps something awarded more as judgement on our actions than a specific skill or behaviour that you or i can learn: it’s experienced through our impact on others, and the way that … Continue reading

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‘The Socially Dynamic Organisation’: Domains, Hierarchy, and Investment

The first chapter of my new book on the Socially Dynamic Organisation considers the origins of our existing Organisational Design, and the ways that ‘domains’ were established. These Domains have gone on to influence everything else: the ways that power … Continue reading

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Courage to Change

Even within broadly permissive systems, there is a price of action: to be the one who deviates from an established norm, who challenges dogma or comfort, who seeks to build a movement. Almost every aspect of our Organisations are geared … Continue reading

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Leadership: A Matter of Belief?

I have been working on a new research project that explores the role, and evolution of, ‘belief’ in the context of Leadership in the Social Age. The premise is simple: we have parallel modes of engagement, the first being contractual, … Continue reading

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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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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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Social Leadership: How Trust Binds

The Social fabric of our Organisations and broader society is bound together by multiple forces, trust being one of them. To lead, in the context of the Social Age, is to hold power beyond a formal system alone, to lead … Continue reading

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Making Waves: Leadership as a Social Movement

I’ve lived by the sea all my life, and love nothing more than to walk along the shoreline, with the waves breaking by my feet. It’s easy to imagine those same waves originating far out at sea, shaped by the … Continue reading

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