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We support our clients and their stakeholders to press pause, reconsider the future they want and help build the awareness and capacity to get there. Everything we do or say is an invitation to reconsider the present and to consider new futures.

Summer Reading Selection

Ahhh summer. The promise of lazy days, quality time with friends and family, and the opportunity to delve into a good book. Here’s a selection of what some of our colleagues at Future Considerations have been reading this summer.   John Watters recommends… Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Robert M […]

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Why Holons matter in Organisational Development: Stacey and Oshry

A colleague of mine recently sent me complexity theorist Ralph Stacey’s short video on the paradoxes of organisational life, and the importance of taking experience seriously. Some of Stacey’s ideas resonate with me so I posed a question to Barry Oshry about what he thought of Stacey’s notion of organisations as “complex social processes of relating between […]

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Theory U and You

The following poem was written at the Presenting Institute U-Theory Foundation Program in March 2017… To move from a here to a there. To go from a now to a then, without a rope ladder or a safety net. But with Angel wings. To move, pause, and look and listen and feel and pause again. […]

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Oshry – When Cultures Meet: What’s Possible – Workshop

Building Bridges not Walls This high-impact experiential workshop, based on the highly acclaimed work of North American systems theorist Barry Oshry, addresses these four key questions: How do you harness the potential of diversity in organisations to create robust, inclusive cultures? How do you move beyond divisive ‘us’ and ‘them’ polarisations? Do you have the […]

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Alyse Ashton, Future Considerations

Alyse Ashton

“Humans have huge capacity for growth and change. I used to believe that with commitment to creating new mindsets, clarity of purpose and focusing on creating the positive “weather”, organisations would thrive. I knew that when things got ‘stuck’, having the courage to stay with it would allow creativity, courage and dialogue to emerge. My […]

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Peter Masters, Future Considerations

Pete Masters

“I my late teenage years, I held a  firm belief that I had a natural skill for leading people and teams. After an intense period of self-reflection after leading an on-campus student association for 12 months, I began reconsidering “what is my role as a leader?”. My sense is that leadership begins by knowing whom […]

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Tim Stanyon, Future Considerations

Tim Stanyon

“I started my career fascinated by technology and how that could revolutionise business. I then became fascinated to explore why so many projects failed! The crucial “missing” was often the people. So I started to reconsider what was needed for success and herein began my journey of self-development for the sake of enabling me to […]

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Richard (Dick) Baker, Future Considerations

Dick Baker

“Spending many years observing leadership and its impact on the world I have always been fascinated by what the conditions for leadership are. I came to realise that authentic leadership is a twin trail – not just the outer trail of having effect in the world but also the inner trail of self-awareness and development. […]

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Chris Clark, Future Considerations

Chris Clark

“The ability to see ourselves and our world from different perspectives is particularly necessary considering the precarious state of things in this frontier century. But like all necessary changes requiring growth, reconsideration is a courageous act. I am no stranger to the irresistible call of a Great Leap, and the trembling that comes from standing […]

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Ali Warner, Future Considerations

Ali Warner

“I started my working life in large organisations and appreciated the intelligence, complexity and creativity I found around me. However, after a number of years I began to feel that the full strengths and potential of many of the members of these systems – including my own – were not being used. I reconsidered what […]

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Nick Putnam, Future Considerations

Nick Putnam

“During the Noughties, I was privileged to work on some of the largest and most demanding projects in Shell. In 2009 I had the opportunity to reconsider my future and to take my skills beyond the oil and gas industry. This would provide me with the opportunity to learn from different organisations and to test […]

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Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…

Dateline June 9th 2017, the morning after the UK election. The results of yesterday’s votes are, for the moment, a minority government led by a terminally damaged Prime Minister.  Of course, by the time you are reading this, things will have changed further.  I am not about to predict how; I prefer you to see […]

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