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Cultural Graffiti: A 5 Day Experiment – Day 2 – Curation

Throughout this week i am sharing my latest ‘5 Day Experiment’, a structured way to explore a topic within your own Organisation. This one is about ‘Cultural Graffiti’. Feel free to share your results in the comments, on Twitter, or … Continue reading

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Domain to Dynamic [Pt 5]: the Organisation as Story and Belief

This is the fifth in a series of pieces entitled ‘From Domain to Dynamic’. Collectively they explore a new model of Organisational Design that moves beyond hierarchy, infrastructure, and control, and into social collaboration, communities, and Individual Agency at scale. … Continue reading

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Storytelling Experiment: Day 4 – Amplification

I have been #WorkingOutLoud all week, sharing a 5 Day Experiment into Storytelling for Social Leadership. This is the Day 4 activity, which considers how stories may be Amplified. Instead of thinking about ways to push harder, or turn the … Continue reading

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Storytelling Experiment: Day 2 – Story Handles

Day 2 of our experiment: yesterday i asked you to consider the types of power that you use within your leadership. But power does not push stories through a system: often they are picked up and pulled. So we need … Continue reading

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Storytelling Experiment: Day 1 – Power

I am #WorkingOutLoud this week, prototyping a format of ‘5 Day Experiments’ for busy and aspiring Social Leaders. It’s not dissimilar to the approach i take in my book on ‘Social Leadership: My 1st 100 Days’, which also works on … Continue reading

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The Story that Died

I am running a five day activity around storytelling: it will explore why some stories fly, but others just die. I’m doing this because Social Leaders need to be expert navigators around the Landscape of Stories. They will understand that … Continue reading

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Worth A Thousand Words?

Some stories are meant to carry their meaning to a wide audience: they seek clarity, using images, metaphor, analogy, and prose, to provide clarity of understanding. They hope that ‘message sent’ is ‘message received’. Technology has driven us to ever … Continue reading

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The Mailboat and the Myth

St Kilda is the most remote of the Western Isles of Scotland, one of the most inaccessible parts of the UK, the archipelago separated from the nearest island by almost fifty miles of famously turbulent ocean. It’s an ancient landscape, … Continue reading

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Running a Storytelling Experiment for Social Leadership

The Social Leader will be a Storytelling Leader: not simply shaping and sharing their own narratives, but enabling, filtering, and amplifying, the stories that others tell. Specifically, they will understand the systemic nature of the Socially Dynamic Organisation, and the … Continue reading

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8 Aspects of ‘The Storytelling Leader’

A key aspect of Social Leadership is to recognise that our primary role is not to craft stories of power, pushing them through a network, but rather to act, with humility, to hear stories within a network, to find the … Continue reading

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