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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Identity Theft or Open Systems? What Would Jesus Lead?

Here is why we need an open systems view of Jesus’ leadership related to public policy, less we engage in identity theft.
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Visionary Leadership in World Futures

As leaders of business, society or religion, we often ponder the challenges facing our planet, but this quest might also be undertaken by exploring the caliber and quality of our own visionary leadership.

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Strategic Foresight: Look to the future to plan today

Strategic foresight is a new name for a core practice that leadership teams use to learn about the shifting forces shaping their ministry landscape 3 to 10 years out. It engages them in critical thinking and ‘what if’ debates. It takes a team beyond budget or policy assessment to allow open learning and strategic conversations to craft a long-term adaptive strategy.
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Crossing the Jabbok

Have you ever wrestled through the night over an impending encounter? Using the ancient story of Jacob as memory and mystery, this article offers wisdom for modern leaders. Discover how your organization’s transformation might well hinge on your own self-transformation.
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The Future of Cities

In July 2002, I did a joint presentation on the “Future of Cities” and their quality of life at the World Futures Society. Continue reading

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Become an E-Learning Instructor

Online learning has revolutionized the way colleges now offer education. Yet research shows many instructors are still uncertain about this new medium. If you enjoy mentoring others and using technology to create community, you could become an e-learning instructor.  Continue reading

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Flying High to the Future

FlamingosAddressing the Year 2020 forum in Colorado Springs at City Hall, Dr. Jay Gary challenged civic leaders to pursue the “flight of the flamingos,” rather than settle for an Ostrich, Lame Duck or Icarus scenarios.

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