Tuesday
Apr042017

LEADERSHIP AND PERSPECTIVE

It is hard for leaders to think and act strategically if we lack perspective. It is like wandering through an interminable forest without the aid of a map or GPS or a compass - every path forward looks as good and bad as the other. Leaders themselves need perspective, and others are looking to us to provide perspective, and a bigger picture, and to be able to frame challenges and opportunities in ways which are powerful and useful. So let's examine the forest of change that is currently occurring in business and society, and let's go looking for maps, satellites or a compass.

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Thursday
Mar162017

EXPLORING THE HIDDEN HUMAN DIMENSIONS

The urgency to enable generative dialogue, productive collaboration and deep reflection is needed right now to explore the connections between futures and scenario thinking and practice and capitalism - particularly the study of the human and social dimensions of climate change through the arts and the humanities as creative self-destruction. 

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Monday
Feb272017

THE CREATIVE AND CHANGEABLE MIND OF THE LEADER

Margaret Thatcher once famouslyboasted that "this lady is not for turning". Plenty of her fellow warrior leaders are still roaming the corridors of modern companies and organisations, and the style has become popular again in American Presidents, but they are now competing with a new species - the innovators. Increasingly, organisations are looking for leaders who have strong and flexible minds and who are creative and changeable.

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Monday
Feb272017

THE FUTURE

Let's do some cognitive work together, and depending on your disposition, we can try to figure out how we humans got into the fine mess we currently occupy and how we are going to get out of it, or we can marvel at our accomplishments and wonder where they will take us next!

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Monday
Feb272017

COMMITMENT IS POWERFUL; ATTACHMENT IS NOT

In an age when the innovators are giving the elbow to the warriors, and when organisations need to be adaptive, collaborative and inventive if they are to survive and perform well, what is the role of commitment?

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