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Making Up Stories

At three months, i’m able to have a conversation with my son: truthfully, not a very purposeful one, but certainly enjoyable. So far we have steered clear of Brexit and religion, focussing instead on the adventures of a small, but … Continue reading

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Leadership Reflections from Apollo at 50: Part 2 – Storytelling

“Oh my God, look at that picture over there”, called out Bill Anders, crew member of Apollo 8. “What is is?” Asked Frank Borman, the mission Commander. “The earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty.”[1] Apollo was distinguished from earlier … 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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Stories of Dissent

Today i prototyped a new activity on ‘Stories of Dissent’. It’s a structured way to explore how ‘dissent’ can provide a stable structure of opposition, and to consider how we create, and hold, safe spaces to explore it. Systems that … Continue reading

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