Author & Founder of Sea Salt Learning
Julian Stodd is the author of fifteen books and over 2,000 articles and blog posts. He specialises in learning design, the role of communities, social collaborative technology and Social Leadership. His books explore the strategy and implementation of learning, leadership, cultural and organisational change. You can find his latest writing at www.julianstodd.wordpress.com.
Social Leadership encapsulates the mindset, skills and behaviours required to be an effective leader in the Social Age. This book is a guide for organisations looking to develop Social Leadership capability.
Start your Social Leadership journey today. This is a workbook for individuals looking to become Social Leaders. It contains 100 practical activities for developing Social Leadership capability.
The Trust Sketchbook is a guided, reflective, journey, through the Landscape of Trust. It’s a half drawn, half complete, book, which provides context, structure, and the blank space for you to capture your own understanding of exactly what trust is, and how it flows through Organisations.
The Guidebook Series
This is a series of concise books, each of which explores different aspects of Organisational design and change. All are under 10,000 words, and include sections on ‘what you need to know’, and ‘what you need to do about it’.
This short Social Learning Guidebook is intended to highlight areas that you should consider when you look at learning transformation. It is not intended to have all the answers, but rather to offer some frameworks and models that you may want to adopt, and include activities that you can do along the way.
The Community Builder Guidebook is an exploration of ‘Communities’, and the key capabilities of Social Leaders and Community Builders. As with other books in this Guidebook series, Julian offers thoughtful exploration of the topic, along with a practical guide of how to do it. The 9 chapters support you to build new communities as well as help existing ones to thrive and grow.
In this Guidebook, Julian Stodd leads the reader through 12 aspects of the ‘Landscape of Trust’, exploring the best ways to understand it, and to share stories as we go. Through this we find out how to lead and to engage with Trust. This is an accompanying Guidebook to Julian’s ‘The Trust Sketchbook’, also available from Sea Salt Publishing.
It took 400,000 people to put two men onto the moon, with over six million parts to go wrong: in this Guidebook, Julian tells 8 stories from the Apollo programme, and considers what lessons we can take for our leadership today, considering complexity, failure, ambition, and humility.
We have been thrust into a new way of working, with little time to prepare for the expedition: we are in the wilderness, and must take time to Pause – Refresh – Renew. Building on the webinar series of the same name, in this emergency Social Age Guidebook, Julian Stodd shares a body of work that looks at three things: Packing your Backpack; Leading the Expedition; Being Together Apart.
Exploring a new model of Organisational Design: set against a background of broad digital transformation, increased social connectivity and movement, and a global shift to distributed working, this Guidebook considers ten factors that impact on our legacy ‘domain’ Organisations, and proposes a new model of Socially Dynamic Organisation that may supersede it.
My new work on Quiet Leadership considers the Organisations that we inhabit as an ecosystem, and the way that none of us can tend to the whole of this system alone. Only by connecting at the most local level, through the smallest of actions, can we weave a strength into our culture, and keep the ecosystem healthy at scale.
In the Social Age, the separation between formal and social spaces is gone. But what does social mean for learning? It’s an opportunity to engage, and this book will explore ways to do that.
Through research and experience, Julian has created a six-step Learning Methodology. Through each of the six stages, this book explores the key points of what we should and shouldn’t do and asks questions that we can use to shape and structure the learning design.