Tag Archives: Story

#FutureWork Stories [Pt 2] – ‘Management into Marketplace’

Anna is a member of the small Strategy Tribe in her Organisation: she comes out of a weekly meeting, held in the reconfigurable Hub, and meets Neharika for coffee. Virtual coffee. She shares the story of strategy that her Tribe … Continue reading

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Forging the Story

I’ve been writing about Leadership as a Social Movement, and considering how that movement is carried through a Community by waves of Storytelling. Social Leaders seek to effect change not though the application of formal power alone, imposed on a … Continue reading

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The Three Levels of Storytelling: Virtual Learning Design [Pt 6]

This is the sixth in a series of pieces exploring techniques for Virtual Learning Design based around unlocking curiosity and encouraging creativity. In this piece i will explore the three levels of Storytelling: individual, co-created, and organisational. Whilst i’m sharing … Continue reading

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My Son

I write this with my son in my arms: just a few days old, pressed to my chest, a new life, carried into this world by his incredible mother, and through the expertise, dedication, and kindness of our midwives and … Continue reading

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The Mirror Image

The weekend between two international trips is always a compressed amount of time: by the time i’ve unpacked, sorted the washing, and packed again, i have to make some choices, and this week, the choice was to work on my … Continue reading

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Graffiti Story #1

As part of the Storytelling Certification, i’m asking people to curate a piece of graffiti, and analyse it. And i realised i wanted to have a go at this myself, so today i’m sharing a piece i found in New … Continue reading

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Fallout: The Failure of Dominant Narratives

A dominant narrative is a story that takes on a life of it’s own: it becomes the accepted norm. Throughout the 1950’s and 60’s, all across the United States, tens of thousands of nuclear fallout shelters were built, nearly twenty … Continue reading

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Sanctioned Subversion and Cultural Graffiti

Today i completed the design of the fourth week of the Storytelling Certification that i’m working on. I shared some of the work earlier, and described it like this: it’s not about ‘how to tell a story’, but rather about … Continue reading

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The Story That Flew

My taxi driver stared at the iPhone, stuck to the dashboard, brow wrinkled in concentration, for quite some time, before he carefully swore at it, turned to me, and asked for cash. He told me he had never been trained … Continue reading

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The Mechanisms of Storytelling Certification

A short #WorkingOutLoud post, following yesterday’s introduction of the draft content for the Social Leadership Storytelling Certification that i’m developing throughout June. The image below is intended to illustrate the design approach: introducing key ideas, to provide a framework of … Continue reading

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