The Ecosystem of Social Learning

The idea that Social Learning is somehow separate from other types of learning is a misnomer. For me, it represents simply the ownership of, and engagement, with the learning story. ‘Formal Learning’ is a story written by the organisation, and distributed to people: it’s ideal where you need consistency, conformity, where you are trying to build a codified strength, but it lack the context of practice, of local understanding, and often has no space for individual interpretation.

If you would like to read the original article, or more of Julian’s work visit his blog at  https://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2018/06/13/the-ecosystem-of-social-learning/

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Social Leadership Trees: Growing Capability Across An Organisation

Trees grow, and we can nurture that growth. They are part of a wider ecosystem, and both contribute to the health of that system, and rely upon the overall connectivity of it. They are cyclical, and carry their growth as rings. Trees both burst into blossom, but also shed their leaves, in annual cycles of renewal, and that is a central theme of Social Leadership, which i address at the very first stage, ‘Curation’. We do not choose our space forever, we choose a foundation to build upon. I like the idea that some leaves we shed, and some just get blown away as we are battered by the wind. But overall, it’s a continual cycle of growth, shedding, and renewal.

If you would like to read the original article, or more of Julian’s work visit his blog at  https://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2018/05/24/social-leadership-trees-growing-capability-across-an-organisation/

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A Time for Answers?

We are relocating from a space of certainty, to a place of doubt: our domain based Organisations, with the systems of education that feed them, and the markets that sustain them, all evolving. This is not a time for answers, but rather a time for questions, and to consider the mechanisms of sense making that will help us to ask the right ones.

If you would like to read the original article, or more of Julian’s work visit his blog at  https://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2019/03/05/a-time-of-answers/

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The 6 Tenets of Social Leadership

Social Leadership is a style fit for the Social Age: it’s about building social authority, reputation based leadership that is consensual by the community. It’s complimentary to formal leadership but vital at a time when formal authority delivers a diminished return.

In this podcast Julian talks about the Six Tenets that any Social Leader will adhere to: These are: Be Curious, Try-Learn-Try, Share, Be Humble, Tell Stories, Be Fair and Protect.


If you would like to read the original article, or more of Julian’s work visit his blog at https://julianstodd.wordpress.com/2015/04/22/six-tenets-of-social-leadership/

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