Tag Archives: change

“It’s all about me, really.” How changing a whole system starts with oneself.

After attending the Global Presencing Forum (GPF) in 2014, Celine shares a number of lessons that we as Future Considerations practice in order to have greater impact in what we do at work and beyond work. Here is the first in … Continue reading

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Catalysing an evolutionary shift

To create the conditions in which people change systems that are causing environmental damage and/or social inequity (or indeed, generate greater environmental and societal health) individuals need to know how to engage with the broadest and most complex set of … Continue reading

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Cross generational wisdom: the future of leadership

In organisations around the globe the mantra “age is no barrier” continues to hold true.  Perhaps one of the keys to unlocking the leadership of the future lies with those just now entering the workforce.  They will have to navigate … Continue reading

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Innovating culture

One theory of culture is that the organisation’s core business, or dominant technology, often gives rise to a pervasive culture. We experienced this in some recent client work: we were designing and facilitating a Top-100 event for a global company, … Continue reading

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Overcoming personal agendas to create unified change

In 2010 the International Labour organisation reported that while mining employs 1% of the global labour force, the industry generates 8% of fatal accidents at work. This is a rather startling statistic and is certainly an issue mining companies take … Continue reading

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Solving the “greatest moral challenge of our time”

“Climate change is now one of the greatest moral and economic challenges of our time.” A sentence that draws a host of varied reactions, but was one that Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd stood by in a speech after ratifying … Continue reading

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A new way of finding the Emerald City – a fresh approach to sustainability

Dorothy (and Toto) had one hell of a time, trying to navigate the yellow brick road on their journey to find the Wizard of Oz and the Emerald City and, ultimately, the way back to Kansas. And yes, while this … Continue reading

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Keeping the values burning

In an era of increased customer choice and global awareness, a company’s values are becoming one of the important market differentiators. Savvy customers in developed countries can – and increasingly will – choose on the basis of perceived values of … Continue reading

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A course of action

A course of action At the crossroads I stared down all the roads and saw More crossroads. What does any single choice matter when the outcome is just Another choice? And I hesitate, perhaps fatally. Of course this is a … Continue reading

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Why organisational cultures are like reindeer

I’ve just returned from Estonia, where I was delivering a keynote on leadership (I decided to focus it on three themes: relationships, meaning & purpose, and innovation & courage). While driving down a freeway, I saw a “beware of the … Continue reading

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How to get agile without losing participation? Our latest experiment

Realising that your own organisation has started to drift can be a sobering experience for any executive team. For Future Considerations, this sparked a continuing experiment in organisational design in an effort to maximise contribution, make the best decisions and enhance learning, both for ourselves and for our clients. Mark sets the scene in this article and outlines the most recent developments in the evolution of our own company. Continue reading

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