Tag Archives: Stories

Leadership Paint

The effects of our leadership are not isolated and linear, but rather cumulative: aggregated effects, generated over time, through our actions. I was struck by this in a conversation with my friend Chris, in a little cafe in New York … Continue reading

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Social Learning: Introduction

I’m writing a guest chapter for a book today, aiming for 6,000 words, as an overview of Social Learning: it explores the ‘context of the Social Age’, the design methodology for ‘Scaffolded Social Learning’, how we establish, and support, ‘Learning … Continue reading

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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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