Tag Archives: Stories

The Violence of Stories

Sticks and stones may break bones, but words are, allegedly, harmless. Or maybe not. There can be a violence in communication, not an act of physical aggression, but aggression nonetheless. The violence of vitriol, carefully constructed to cause pain. I … Continue reading

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Storytelling to Power

I used this phrase in a document today, discussing ‘innovation’, and the way that our challenge may not be around ideas, but rather in finding power behind our voice, to create the social movement to allow those ideas to be … Continue reading

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Social Leadership: What You Need, Not What You Want

I meet increasing numbers of organisations who are implementing, or sponsoring, their own Social Communities of Practice, adopting co-creative approaches to learning, and crowd sourcing innovative ideas. The intent is often great: creating spaces for engagement, spaces for learning, opportunities … Continue reading

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Understanding ‘Stasis’ in Change. A #WorkingOutLoud Post

I’ve cut another 500 words from ‘The Change Handbook’ today, as i try to nibble away at the final stages of writing. I’m sharing a section today which explores ‘stasis’, one aspect of ‘Resistance’ that relates to the way that … Continue reading

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What Would Help You To Tell A Story?

I’m writing the research report from the Communities of Practice research project today: this is exploring how people engage in CoPs, and the barriers that may prevent them from doing so. The output will be a series of guidelines and … Continue reading

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Storytelling Session Ideas #WorkingOutLoud

I was asked to sketch up some ideas for a session on ‘storytelling’, and thought that i’d share some of the ideas here, as part of #WorkingOutLoud. These are just sketches, outline ideas, at this stage, although some are exercises … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud Trust Diagnostic Analysis: Belief

I’m continuing to #WorkOutLoud on the analysis of the Trust diagnostic: the data i’m sharing today is from the first alpha test. These results are from a group of 17 people based in Asia, and i’m using it to help … Continue reading

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