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Induction: Mechanistic and Tacit knowledge

The Socially Dynamic organisation has highly connected individuals and teams, aligned to the strategic ambitions of the business, not just aligned to their local team. Typically we see two elements of an induction programme: the Mechanistic and Tacit. Mechanistic elements … Continue reading

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The Tallest Leader

Todays post is a #WorkingOutLoud reflection around the design of a workshop i’m running tomorrow. I’m prototyping a few new ideas and activities, within this session, which is aimed at Execs in businesses who are trying to understand and adapt … Continue reading

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Tacit and Tribal Knowledge: Socially Moderated Sense Making

Before i complete my writing around the Change Curve framework, i’m pausing to reflect and rehearse some language around tribal, tacit knowledge. A common thread that lies through the work around Social Learning, Social Leadership, and my more recent Change … Continue reading

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Trust and Rules

I got mugged in Manila last week: an unpleasant addendum to an otherwise productive trip. I’d got chatting to an elderly Chinese lady in cafe who spiked my drink with a strong tranquilliser, leaving me unconscious until picked up by … Continue reading

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Conkers: tribal wisdom and sore knuckles

Walking in the forest yesterday, the conversation turned to conkers (or horse chestnuts, if you prefer). Dionne had found the first ones of the season, lying on the ground under the spreading boughs, and this prompted a discussion about the … Continue reading

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Changing culture: evolving values and needs in the Social Age

You can view organisational culture in two ways: created by the organisation and inhabited by people, or co-created by the people and framed by the organisation. I subscribe to the latter view, recognising that tribal knowledge and experience massively influences … Continue reading

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Learning tribes

It’s been a good week: i’ve been in New York, working with a small team, sharing ideas and learning. Most of the sessions have been around leadership, with me trying to bring a perspective of the Social Age, exploring the … Continue reading

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8 behaviours of Social Leadership

I started exploring the traits of the Social Leader yesterday and wanted to follow up with some further thoughts today. The Social Leader can navigate formal and informal spaces with ease, equally at home engaging online as in person. The … Continue reading

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Does your organisation have a box of useful stuff?

There’s a battered old tin that lives on a high shelf in the kitchen full of useful stuff. Stuff that doesn’t fit anywhere else, but which is too valuable to throw away. Stuff that you don’t use very often, but … Continue reading

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Tribal knowledge: sharing and informing in the age of social and mobile learning

The tribe has a broader view of knowledge than the individual: it’s members collectively encompassing expertise in a wide range of areas, including areas of agreement and areas of challenge. This is a foundation of community: that people specialise and … Continue reading

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