Tag Archives: Strength

When Strength Becomes Weakness

Within the maelstrom of change as organisations seek to adapt to the new realities of the Social Age, there’s an important aspect to consider: in a new space, our historic strengths may be our contemporary weakness. The codified strength of … Continue reading

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An Overview of the Socially Dynamic Organisation

This is the second in a series of one page handouts i’m working on around core aspects of the Social Age: this one is about the Socially Dynamic Organisation, and how we build it. The Socially Dynamic organisation is adapted, … Continue reading

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Aspects of the #SocialAge – Part 1 – Strength is Weakness

In days of old, before going into battle, a knight would put on his armour. This took time, even with a squire who was dedicated to helping him do it. Once armoured for battle, he made a formidable foe. Unless, … Continue reading

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The Tension Between Formal And Social Leadership

Organisations need strong formal leadership: the things we have always done, the power we have always used. Leadership within a hierarchy, under the sanction of the organisation itself. An expression of authority based upon position and absolute control. They still … Continue reading

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Agile Through Design

I”m #WorkingOutLoud, expanding on a few ideas today about the Socially Dynamic organisation: the type of fully adapted entity that would sit at the ‘Dynamic’ end of the Change framework that I’ve been sharing recently. The Socially Dynamic organisation has … Continue reading

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Boston: Strong & Proud

It’s a certain understated pride that comes through. Not a brash New York pride, nor a chilled San Francisco one. Rather a constant theme that rides with you throughout your time in the city. Take the names: buildings, roads, parks … Continue reading

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Depression: Reflection

What rings true for me may be alien to you. Our experiences of life are very different. Portfolio of scenes, interlinked, overlaid. Fragments of memories, evolving contexts, friendships loved and lost. The ephemera we collect through life: photographs, clothing, books, … Continue reading

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