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Work less! The positive impact of reducing work hours

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 fifth in … Continue reading

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Say “I’ve had enough!” How craving and fear stand in the way of eco-awareness.

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 third in … Continue reading

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How is your organisation designed to get undesirable results from your staff?

I recently had a fascinating experience in a Moscow hotel room. No – not what you might be thinking. On my last day of a programme I was facilitating, I daringly decided to leave my checkout until the lunch break. … Continue reading

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Are we doing the work that is needed or the work that is comfortable?

“Taking a new step or uttering a new word is what people fear most.” Dostoyevsky I notice how quite frequently we talk on the one hand of the need for innovation, transformation, world-class practice or other words to describe great … Continue reading

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What do you think they think of you? The stories that derail us

Some years ago, I was called (at less than 24 hours notice) to facilitate a meeting at short notice between three parties. The purpose was to establish the operational terms for a potential joint venture between two well known corporate … Continue reading

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Here be dragons: Leading in complex times

Think about a big challenge you are addressing: a current situation that matters, where you know something qualitatively different is required. It could be in your paid work, in the community, a national or a global issue. How do you … Continue reading

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None of us is as smart as all of us: the future of leadership

Traditionally, intelligence is thought of residing in one, unique source – our mind. It is a space that has been developed over years, filled with personal experience, levels of formal education, and insights from being and working with others. Imagine … Continue reading

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The win-win-win of experiential leadership programmes

In any business, understanding your return on any particular investment is paramount if you are to assess it’s effectiveness to generate bottom line business results and learning and development is no different. About 12 years ago, whilst I was working … 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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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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