Tag Archives: Story

Evolution of Context

Context is not static: held rather in a dynamic interaction with the things that flow through it. Stories are no exception to this: both formal stories, and the tacit and tribal folklore of the Organisation, these things flow through context, … Continue reading

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Message [Not] Received

As part of my current work around Culture, i find myself revisiting some of my earliest work around Storytelling, seeking to understand how the Dominant Narratives of our cultures are formed, and shared between us, and why it is sometimes … Continue reading

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The Role of the Storyteller

Alongside more formal programmes, i increasingly find value in facilitated open sessions, ‘sense making’ spaces where people can bring their own agenda: this piece explores the role of the Social Storyteller in facilitating these spaces. I have written more widely … Continue reading

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#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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