The second part of my 2013 presentation to the Learning Forum look at Social Leadership.
In the Social Age, where meaning is created within and alongside our communities, and where hierarchical forms of power and authority are failing, we need to explore more social and reputation based models.
Social Leadership is based around three core components: Narrative, Engagement and Technology.
Narrative is about 'curation', choosing where you stand and what you stand for, 'storytelling', where you learn how to form effective narratives and tell engaging and magnetic stories, and 'sharing', which is about sharing widely and effectively.
Engagement is all about communities: 'community' explores how we come together to learn, 'reputation' looks at how we gain traction and following and 'authority' lets leaders explore where their reputation is based and how it gives them power.
Technology is not about chipsets and aluminium, it's about how technology facilitates 'co-creation', the process through which we create meaning within communities, about 'social capital', one's ability to survive and thrive in social learning spaces and 'collaboration', the ultimate aim of social leaders: to collaborate widely and without expectation of reciprocity.
In the Social Age of learning, meaning is created within and alongside our communities: we, as individuals and organisations, need to understand this and be able to adapt our behaviours and learn new skills accordingly.