Diversity, Complexity and Change

In April 2006, I attended an Association of Professional Futurists meeting in Santa Fe. One presentation on the Complexity Science of Social Diversity really fired me up. Here are my thoughts on how your organization can find its sweet spot and create its own peak future in adverse conditions. Continue reading

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Why Futures Studies Needs a Theory Base

This paper explores how a PhD in Futures Studies, if refocused on theory-building could create anticipatory theories across the social sciences, and buttress the work of a new generation of futurists. Continue reading

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Add Foresight to Your Vision

We hear a lot today about the power of vision. Leadership should not only point the way, but consider the unintended consequences of reaching even good visions.  Continue reading

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Marien Offers Foresight Book Reviews

Dr. Michael Marien, the long-time editor of Future Survey from 1979 to 2009, and winner of the 2008 Distinguished Service Award from the World Future Society, has launched a new service, called Global Foresight Books Continue reading

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Managing Change Webinar

Recently I did a Managing Change webinar as part of a continuing education program at my university. Continue reading

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The Future of Global Leadership

I attended the International Leadership Association (ILA) conference Nov 12-15th and took part in scholarly panel on ‘Spiritual Leadership: Past, Present, and Future.’ ILA is a global network for all those who practice, study and teach leadership in both formal and informal contexts. Continue reading

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Interviewing High Hope Leaders

Why do some people approach the future with a positive emotional state, a sense of challenge, and expect success?

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Modeling Global Futures

If you are looking for key ways to get more bang for a buck in terms of global policy and mission, then you need to take this Modeling Global Futures course. Continue reading

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The Mile High Millennium

milehigh-sA month after the Columbine tragedy in Littleton, Colorado, I was invited to address 300 civic leaders in Denver on how they could mark the millennium. Here is the speech I gave, a good illustration of the kind of work I did with cities from 1998 to 2000 as a millennial consultant. Continue reading

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New Defense Futures Course

This Spring 2009, Regent University will offer a new course online, entitled ‘Defense Futures,’ appropriate for any mid-career professional interested in working in national security policy or defense planning as a consultant.
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