Tag Archives: storytelling

The illusion of permanence in an age of change

I woke up to the news on the radio this morning: court cases, wars, political arguments, resignations and mergers. Change. Same as every day. In the Social Age, change is constant and our success rides not on our ability to … Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration

Just sat here at a lose end, thinking what to write, when a conversation kicked off on Twitter from a small community that we formed in the Workshops last week. Which got me thinking: where do you find your inspiration? … Continue reading

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Sense making and storytelling

I’ve spent this week celebrating my 750th blog post by running a series of workshops around core topics: learning design, social leadership, culture and change. These have been great fun events: sharing, learning, making new friends and catching up with … Continue reading

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Authority in Social Leadership: a first draft

The NET Model of Social Leadership defines a style of leadership suitable for the Social Age. It consists of three Dimensions: Narrative (which covers ‘Curation’, ‘Storytelling’ and ‘Sharing’), Engagement (which looks at ‘Community’, ‘Reputation’ and ‘Authority’), and Technology (which explores … Continue reading

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Feel the fear and do it anyway: writing bad stories to learn

We used stories today to write good and then bad examples of community management. Funnily enough, the bad stories were easier to write. I wished i’d used the decibel meter on the iPhone as we were writing, because there was … Continue reading

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Formal and Informal sharing in the Social Age

Outside of formal channels is where some of the best sharing takes place: is where we conduct our ‘sense making‘ activities and forge broad connections to create new meaning. As the four walls of organisations become increasingly permeable, we see … Continue reading

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The myth of history: why organisational culture is our problem

I keep coming back to culture this week: i’ve had so many people kindly sharing their thoughts and feedback that i can’t put it down. Today, i want to think about heritage and history vs co-creation and current activity. When … Continue reading

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Framing and co-creating organisational culture

I’ve been exploring pressures on organisational culture over the last week or so, looking at how we align our internal values with those of the community and, in turn, choose our course of action. Rifts open up when our personal … Continue reading

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On the fifth day of Christmas Learning: Social Learning

I’m dedicating the last twelve days of writing to a series of reflections on key trends and features of learning in the Social Age. Today: Social Learning. It’s late, too late for a small child to be up, but there … Continue reading

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On the second day of Christmas Learning: speed

In the spirit of the season, i’m dedicating the last twelve days of writing to a series of reflections on key trends and features of learning in the Social Age. Today: speed. I hope Santa has an asbestos beard, because … Continue reading

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